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Normalize volume in your mp3 library
This normalizes volume in your mp3 library, but uses mp3gain's "album" mode. This applies a gain change to all files from each directory (which are presumed to be from the same album) - so their volume relative to one another is changed, while the average album volume is normalized. This is done because if one track from an album is quieter or louder than the others, it was probably meant to be that way.

Unpack .tgz File On Linux
With -a you don't care about file type (bz2, gzip, etc.)

Makes the permissions of file2 the same as file1
Also works with: $chgrp --reference file1 file2 $chown --reference file1 file2

count total number of lines of ruby code
Adapted from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1358540/how-to-count-all-the-lines-of-code-in-a-directory-recursively#answer-1359246

Rename files in batch

Tell Analytics to fuck itself.
See http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html if you are unclear about the Google Analytics cookie system. If Firefox is your daily browser, be a good Orwellian and run this command regularly. If you see, 'SQL error near line 1: database is locked', close Firefox and run again.

Get your external IP and Network Info
Gets all kind of info, ifconfig.me rocks ... for just the ip addess you can use ifconfig.me or ifconfig.me/ip

Make vim open in tabs by default (save to .profile)
I always add this to my .profile rc so I can do things like: "vim *.c" and the files are opened in tabs.

Clone or rescue a block device
If you use the logfile feature of ddrescue, the data is rescued very efficiently (only the needed blocks are read). Also you can interrupt the rescue at any time and resume it later at the same point. http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

Create a new file


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