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Skip over .svn directories when using the "find" command.
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Remove all HTML tags from a file

Reconnect to screen without disconnecting other sessions
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check open ports without netstat or lsof

start a VNC server for another user

Find usb device in realtime
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Generate random valid mac addresses
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