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Search command history on bash
Very handy and time-saving. Do a 'ctrl+ r' on command prompt. You will see a "(reverse-i-search)`':" mark. Just type any sub-string of the command you want to search(provided you have used it sometime in the same session). Keep on searching by repeatedly pressing ctrl+r. Press enter once you get the desired command string.

Delete all but the latest 5 files, ignoring directories

Perl oneliner to print access rights in octal format
This prints file access rights in octal - useful when "stat" is unavailable.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

rsync with progress bar.
transfer files from localhost to a remotehost.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

List Listen Port by numbers
Show TCP Listen ports sorted by number (bugs: IPV6 addresses not supported)

Submit data to a HTML form with POST method and save the response
Assume that you have a form , in the source look for something similar to : input name="rid" type="TEXT" input name="submit" value="SUBMIT" type="SUBMIT" align="center" Then exec the command to get the response into html More info : www.h3manth.com

Create a new file

let the cow suggest some commit messages for you


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