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force a rescan on a host of scsi devices (useful for adding partitions to vmware on the fly)

Locate config files of the program
Locate config files of the program. May not be used for interactive programs like vim.

Use Cygwin to talk to the Windows clipboard
I spent a bunch of time yesterday looking for the xsel package in Cygwin- turns out you can use the /dev/clipboard device to do the same thing.

Print info about your real user.
To get your effective user: whoami

Check disk I/O

Create several copies of a file
Copy a file to a range of other files.

Making scripts runs on backgourd and logging output
Save all output to a log.

find read write traffic on disk since startup
The iostat command is used for monitoring system input/output device loading by observing the time the devices are active in relation to their average transfer rates. in ubuntu to get the iostat program do this: sudo apt-get install sysstat i found this command here: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54379

generate a unique and secure password for every website that you login to
usage: sitepass MaStErPaSsWoRd example.com description: An admittedly excessive amount of hashing, but this will give you a pretty secure password, It also eliminates repeated characters and deletes itself from your command history. tr '!-~' 'P-~!-O' # this bit is rot47, kinda like rot13 but more nerdy rev # this avoids the first few bytes of gzip payload, and the magic bytes.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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