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Concatenate (join) video files
Use mencoder to concatenate (join) multiple video files together.

Create a new file

open remote desktop connection without X
You can use it to connect to remote windows machine and start some scritps that need user login

top svn committers (without awk)
list top committers (and number of their commits) of svn repository. in this example it counts revisions of current directory.

list files recursively by size

Sets shell timeout
Useful in root's .profile - will auto-logout after TMOUT seconds of inactivity. Close after `seconds` inactive. export TMOUT=seconds (unefunge)

Using vim to save and run your python script.
This will save and execute your python script every time your press the F5 function key. It can also be added to your .vimrc: autocmd BufRead *.py nmap :w^M:!python % NOTE: the ^M is not just caret-M, it can be created by type: ctrl-v ctrl-m

Create a bunch of dummy files for testing
Sometimes I need to create a directory of files to operate on to test out some commandlinefu I am cooking up. The main thing is the range ({1..N}) expansion.

put current directory in LAN quickly
This works on all versions of python 2.X. Tested on Linux and bundled python versions on Mac OSX and Solaris / UNIX Note: Serves globally on port 8000. Ctrl+c to stop. Don't start the server and leave it on a internet connected machine. :)

"at" command w/o the resource usage/competition issues
EXAMPLES jb "next sun 12pm" "/bin/sh ~you/1.sh" & jb "2010-08-29 12:00:00" "~you/1.sh" & jb "29aug2010 gmt" ". ~you/1.sh" & jb 12:00p.m. "nohup ./1.sh" & jb 1min "echo stop!" & SEE ALSO parsedate(3) strftime(3)


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