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Get NFL/MLB Scores/Time
change the nfl in the url to mlb or nba to get those score/times as well

ls -qahlSr # list all files in size order - largest last
I find it useful, when cleaning up deleting unwanted files to make more space, to list in size order so I can delete the largest first. Note that using "q" shows files with non-printing characters in name. In this sample output (above), I found two copies of the same iso file both of which are immediate "delete candidates" for me.

List total available upgrades from apt without upgrading the system
This let's you find out the total packages that have available upgrades. Usefull if you want to check or show the total available upgrades on your system.

list offsets from HEAD with git log.

Fix borked character coding in a tty.
Often you find some tty programs are messed up and confused about character encoding - 'man' is a common problem and sometimes displays weird characters for apostrophes, hyphens etc etc. Another class of programs that suffer from this are those that try to use the line drawing characters - eg RedHat's tty system admin functions such as system-config-firewall-tui system-config-network-tui etc. Adding 'LC_ALL=C' fixes most of these problems (as long as you want English! Perhaps speakers of other languages can add a comment here). For bonus points, I've added the '-c' option to the man command so that it ignores it's cache and re-computes the man page using the C locale.

Re-emerge all ebuilds with missing files (Gentoo Linux)
This loops through all installed ebuilds and checks if every file that should be installed is still there and if not adds it to emerge. It includes a verbose output to stderr too. If you have packages installed that have whitespace in their filenames you have to change the IFS to "newline".

cleanup /tmp directory
Cleans all files in /tmp that have been accessed at least 2 days ago.

list files recursively by size

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

Watch the progress of 'dd'
run this in another terminal, were xxxx is the process ID of the running dd process. the progress will report on the original terminal that you ran dd on


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