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kill all process that belongs to you
This will probably kill any user sessions and/or ssh connections to other servers you might have active.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Process command output line by line in a while loop
This snippet allows to process the output of any bash command line by line.

Find files that were modified by a given command
This has helped me numerous times trying to find either log files or tmp files that get created after execution of a command. And really eye opening as to how active a given process really is. Play around with -anewer, -cnewer & -newerXY

Get the list of local files that changed since their last upload in an S3 bucket
Can be useful to granulary flush files in a CDN after they've been changed in the S3 bucket.

Download last file from index of

Minimize active window
Bind it to some shortcut key, using something like xbindkeys-config (if you do not have xbindkeys: apt-get install xbindkeys xbindkeys-config)

find and delete empty dirs, start in current working dir
A quick way to find and delete empty dirs, it starts in the current working directory. If you do find . -empty -type d you will see what could be removed, or to a test run.

Quickly analyze apache logs for top 25 most common IP addresses.
This command is much quicker than the alternative of "sort | uniq -c | sort -n".

Push your present working directory to a stack that you can pop later
If are a Bash user and you are in a directory and need to go else where for a while but don't want to lose where you were, use pushd instead of cd. cd /home/complicated/path/.I/dont/want/to/forget pushd /tmp cd thing/in/tmp popd (returns you to /home/complicated/path/.I/dont/want/to/forget)


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