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Create/open/use encrypted directory
Create/open/use an encrypted directory encfs needs to be installed During creation easiest to use default values The encrypted files will be in ~/.crypt and you will work as usual in ~/crypt To close the encrypted directory run: fusermount -u ~/crypt When you switch off the computer the encrypted directory will be automatically closed This example uses /home/user/crypt as encrypted directory I use ubuntu linux 8.04 and I am also the creator of www.minihowto.org

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

Compare directories via diff
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070408062023352

use wget to check if a remote file exists
put your link [url] to check if exist the remote file

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Format ps command output
ps command gives the possibility to display information with custom formatting with the -o options followed by the format specifier list.

move contents of the current directory to the parent directory, then remove current directory.
Robust means of moving all files up by a directory. Will handle dot files, filenames containing spaces, and filenames with almost any printable characters. Will not handle filenames containing a single-quote (but if you are moving those, it's time to go yell at whoever created them in the first place).

Print the current time on the whole screen, updated every second
http://www.joachim-breitner.de/projects#screen-message now also supports reading stdin continuously to update what it shows, different ?slides? separated by a form feed character. Here, we feed the current time into it each second to create a large clock.

Send an email from the terminal when job finishes
Might as well include the status code it exited with so you know right away if it failed or not.

Replace duplicate files by hardlinks


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