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find the biggest file in current folder

syncronizing datas beetween two folder (A and B) excluding some directories in A (dir1 and dir2)

Get the Nth argument of the last command (handling spaces correctly)
Bash's history expansion character, "!", has many features, including "!:" for choosing a specific argument (or range of arguments) from the history. The gist is any number after !: is the number of the argument you want, with !:1 being the first argument and !:0 being the command. See the sample output for a few examples. For full details search for "^HISTORY EXPANSION" in the bash(1) man page.    Note that this version improves on the previous function in that it handles arguments that include whitespace correctly.

Find all folder in /var that contains log in their path and have more than 10 files inside them, print the folder and the count
-L is for following symbolic links, it can be omitted and then you can find in your whole / dir

Quickly batch resize images
-geometry (preserves values of height and width given, and aspect ratio). WARNING: While 'resize' creates resized copies of original files, 'mogrify' works on the original files, replacing them. It will overwrite the source files, use with caution, and backup regularly.

Mac OS-X-> copy and paste things to and from the clipboard from the shell
Copies whatever is piped to the pbcopy command to the clipboard. pbpaste ... well pastes whats on the clipboard.

Watch the progress of 'dd'
Running this code will execute dd in the background, and you'll grab the process ID with '$!' and assign it to the 'pid' variable. Now, you can watch the progress with the following: $ while true; do kill -USR1 $pid && sleep 1 && clear; done The important thing to grasp here isn't the filename or location of your input or output, or even the block size for that matter, but the fact that you can keep an eye on 'dd' as it's running to see where you are at during its execution.

Create backup copy of file, adding suffix of the date of the file modification (NOT today's date)
If your `date` command has `-r` option, you don't need `stat`

Create a single-use TCP proxy with copy to stdout
USAGE: gate listening_port host port Creates listening socket and connects to remote device at host:port. It uses pipes for connection between two sockets. Traffic which goes through pipes is wrote to stdout. I use it for debug network scripts.

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


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