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Backup with versioning
Apart from an exact copy of your recent contents, also keep all earlier versions of files and folders that were modified or deleted. Inspired by the excellent EVACopy http://evacopy.sourceforge.net

Make ISO image of a folder
Create ISO image of a folder in Linux. You can assign label to ISO image and mount correctly with -allow-lowercase option.

Get Dollar-Euro exchage rate
You can get others rates changing the "EUR/US" part. look at the url: wap.kitco.com/exrate.wml to get more options.

find files ignoring .svn and its decendents

Generate SSH public key from the private key

Load file into RAM (cache) for faster accessing for repeated usage
Best result when file size less than half of RAM size

How to trim a video using ffmpeg
Will trim the video to 4 seconds starting from the beginning. The -vcodec , -acodec options are required so that ffmpeg knows in what video/audio format you want for the new video.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

In Mac OS X, read the copy area (CMD + V) and convert text to audible speech


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