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Find a file's package or list a package's contents.
This is the fastest method to search the Debian package database. Requires the dlocate package. The dlocate db updates periodically, but you may force an update with # dlocate-update

Blank/erase a DVD-RW

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Define words and phrases with google.
This function takes a word or a phrase as arguments and then fetches definitions using Google's "define" syntax. The "nl" and perl portion isn't strictly necessary. It just makes the output a bit more readable, but this also works: $define(){ local y="$@";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Po '(?/dev/null;}

Scrape commands from commandline fu's 1st page
just bored here at work ... if your are daring ... add '| bash' .... enjoy require 'ruby'

Recursively replace a string in files with lines matching string
Changed out the for loop for an xargs. It's a tad shorter, and a tad cleaner.

Find the package that installed a command

Mysql extended status
Useful when checking MySQL status.

Rapidly invoke an editor to write a long, complex, or tricky command
Allows you to edit your command using your chosen editor. Works in bash with "set -o vi".

Empty a file
Immediately make a file empty. This even works if the file is still being written to. Great for cleaning up huge log files!


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