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$ translate [output-language] [source-language] 1) "some phrase" should be in quotes 2) [output-language] - optional (default: English) 3) [source-language] - optional (default: auto) $ translate "bonjour petit lapin" hello little rabbit $ translate "bonjour petit lapin" en hello little rabbit $ translate "bonjour petit lapin" en fr hello little rabbit

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

The scene in the Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
Let's take a rest. How about watch a horror? The Shining http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

Show the UUID of a filesystem or partition
Shows the UUID of the given partition (here /dev/sda7). Doesn't need to be root.

Convert text to uppercase
Usage: upper [STRING]...

from within vi, pipe a chunk of lines to a command line and replace the chunk with the result
The vi key sequence !}command will send the file contents from the cursor to the next blank line as STDOUT to the command specified and replace that sequence of file lines with the output of the command. For example: sorting a block of data - !}sort The sequence !{command will do the same but "upwards" (from the current position towards the start of the file.

find with high precission (nanoseconds 1/1,000,000,000s) the last changed file.
this is good for variables if you have many script created files and if you want to know which one is the last created/changed one..

diff process output
Execute a process or list of commands in the given interval and output the difference in output.

Show all listening and established ports TCP and UDP together with the PID of the associated process
Easy to remenber. Fot TCP only use: netstat -plant

Get a qrcode for a given string


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