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Remount an already-mounted filesystem without unmounting it
Necessary for fsck for example. The remount functionality follows the standard way how the mount command works with options from fstab. It means the mount command doesn't read fstab (or mtab) only when a device and dir are fully specified. After this call all old mount options are replaced and arbitrary stuff from fstab is ignored, except the loop= option which is internally generated and maintained by the mount command. It does not change device or mount point.

Find files and calculate size of result in shell
Using find's internal stat to get the file size is about 50 times faster than using -exec stat.

Display the list of all opened tabs from Firefox via a python one-liner and a shell hack to deal with python indentation.
You have to do that before : $ cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/ Require bash. If you use something else, you may use $ echo | python Forked from ArkSeth python script.

Force GNU/Linux keyboard settings, layout and configuration
Bash snippet to force GNU/Linux keyboard settings, layout and configuration. Usefull when some GNU/Linux distributions such as *Ubuntu's store only limited configation options due to demonstration purposes on LiveUSB or Live persistent devices. Overcomes the English QWERTY to French AZERTY settings failure. Code bash en ligne de commande pour forcer l'adoption du clavier AZERTY sur les cl? USB bootable en Ubuntu.

Diff files over SSH
Sometimes you need to compare two config files on different servers. Put the file names into the above script and let 'er rip.

Search some text from all files inside a directory

Add temporary swap space
In addition to a swap partition, Linux can also use a swap file. Some programs, like g++, can use huge amounts of virtual memory, requiring the temporary creation of extra space.

Given process ID print its environment variables

list files recursively by size

back ssh from firewalled hosts
host B (you) redirects a modem port (62220) to his local ssh. host A is a remote machine (the ones that issues the ssh cmd). once connected port 5497 is in listening mode on host B. host B just do a ssh 127.0.0.1 -p 5497 -l user and reaches the remote host'ssh. This can be used also for vnc and so on.


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