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Find default gateway

Read aloud a text file in Ubuntu (and other Unixes with espeak installed

Find out what the day ends in
Several people have submitted commands to do this, but I think this is the simplest solution. It also happens to be the most portable one: It should work with any sh or csh derived shell under any UNIX-like OS. Oh by the way, with my German locale ($LC_TIME set appropriately) it prints "g" most of the time, and sometimes (on Wednesdays) it prints "h". It never prints "y".

Compare a remote file with a local file
Useful for checking if there are differences between local and remote files.

copy partition table from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

Shorten any Url using bit.ly API, using your API Key which enables you to Track Clicks
Shorten any Url using bit.ly API, using your API Key which enables you to Track Clicks I have it as a Function in my .bash_aliases [code] shorten () { longUrl=$1; curl "http://api.bit.ly/shorten?version=2.0.1&longUrl=LONG_URL_YOU_WANT_SHORTENED&login=rungss&apiKey=" } [/code] Here is an Output showing the Function Detail.. [konsole] bijay@bijay:$ type shorten shorten is a function shorten () { longUrl=$1; curl "http://api.bit.ly/shorten?version=2.0.1&longUrl=$longUrl&login=rungss&apiKey=R_48d7e0b40835b09e3861bd455f7abec7" } [/konsole]

Create an SSH SOCKS proxy server on localhost:8000 that will re-start itself if something breaks the connection temporarily
This command will log you into somehost via SSH and then go into the background (-f). From there, you can point e.g. firefox at localhost:8000 as a SOCKS proxy. Autossh will use port 20000 and 20001 to send and receive test data on those ports to ensure the SSH tunnel is still running, and will try to re-start the tunnel if it goes down. Make sure you have ssh-agent running, or passwordless ssh keys distributed between the two hosts.

Parse a quoted .csv file
The $2, $3, $4 fields are arbitrary but note that the first field starts from $2 and the last field is $NF-1. This is due to the fact that the leading and trailing quotes are treated as field delimiters.

list files recursively by size

Search through files, ignoring .svn
By putting the "-not \( -name .svn -prune \)" in the very front of the "find" command, you eliminate the .svn directories in your find command itself. No need to grep them out. You can even create an alias for this command: $ alias svn_find="find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \)" Now you can do things like $ svn_find -mtime -3


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