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Submit command & rewrite orginal command
Similar to entering a command, but will not erase the command from the command line. Basically a shortcut from entering command, then pushing the up arrow key.

Convert a SVG file to grayscale
It requires inkscape 0.46 and lxml packages

Automatically find and re-attach to a detached screen session
man screen: "-D -R Attach here and now. In detail this means: If a session is running, then reattach. If necessary detach and logout remotely first. If it was not running create it and notify the user. This is the author?s favorite."

Decrypt passwords from Google Chrome and Chromium.
Read this before you down voting and comment that it is not working -> Wont work on latest versions ~75> since database file is locked and has to be decrypted. This is useful if you have an old hdd with a chrome installation and want to decrypt your old passwords fast.

diff output of two commands
This only works in bash

list files recursively by size

Discover the process start time
That is useful to discover the start time of process older than 1 day. You can also run: $ ls -ld /proc/PID That's returning the creation date of the proc files from the process. Some users reported that this way might show you a wrong date since any other process like cron, for example, could change this date.

Remove invalid host keys from ~/.ssh/known_hosts
Useful if you have to tunnel ssh through a local port and it complains of the host key being different. Much easier than manually editing the file.

Show the UUID of a filesystem or partition
Shows the UUID of a filesystem or partition that can be used in kernel root options and in fstab. Run it without the -u option to generate more information. eg: ~/ sudo vol_id /dev/sda2 ID_FS_USAGE=other ID_FS_TYPE=swap ID_FS_VERSION=2 ID_FS_UUID=27fca13d-97b7-4d28-882c-6d03353f0a82 ID_FS_UUID_ENC=27fca13d-97b7-4d28-882c-6d03353f0a82 ID_FS_LABEL= ID_FS_LABEL_ENC=

Extract a remote tarball in the current directory without having to save it locally


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