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Route outbound SMTP connections through a addtional IP address rather than your primary

Find broken symlinks
This is much safer than using -L, because it will not follow links that point to places outside the target directory subtree (CWD, in this case). See here for explanation: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/38691/9382

Delete all empty lines from a file with vim
If you need to delete lines that may contain space characters (such as tabs or spaces) as well as empty ones, try: $:v/\S/d Just an alternative.

Download Entire YouTube Channel - all of a user's videos
create the function then run 'yt-chanrip username' to download that user's entire channel. uses youtube-dl and the GData API. similar to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3154/download-youtube-playlist

directory size with subdirectories, sorted list

Writes ID3 tags using the file name as the title.
Assumes that the files are named as such: 01-Filename.mp3 If your files are named differently, change the number of periods in the sed 's/...\(.*\)/\1' bit to match the numbers of characters you need to cut off the front of the file. Note: This only writes the titles.

convert ascii string to hex
You can use "decode()" in a similar manner: $ python -c 'print "68656c6c6f".decode("hex")'

list files recursively by size

Rename files in batch

Get the canonical, absolute path given a relative and/or noncanonical path
readlink -f accepts a relative, noncanonical path and emits the corresponding canonical, absolute path.


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