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Generate a playlist of all the files in the directory, newer first
I use this to generate a playlist with all the podcasts I listen to. Ordered from most recent to older.

Show sections of a man page.
Uses the formatting of a man page to show an outline of its headers and sub-headers.

Vlc ncurses mode browsing local directorys.

Get all IPs via ifconfig
The initial version of this command also outputted extra empty lines, so it went like this: 192.168.166.48 127.0.0.1 This happened on Ubuntu, i haven't tested on anything else.

reverse order of file

Show apps that use internet connection at the moment. (Multi-Language)
for one line per process: $ ss -p | cat for established sockets only: $ ss -p | grep STA for just process names: $ ss -p | cut -f2 -sd\" or $ ss -p | grep STA | cut -f2 -d\"

GREP a PDF file.
PDF files are simultaneously wonderful and heinous. They are wonderful in being ubiquitous and mostly being cross platform. They are heinous in being very difficult to work with from the command line, search, grep, use only the text inside the PDF, or use outside of proprietary products. xpdf is a wonderful set of PDF tools. It is on many linux distros and can be installed on OS X. While primarily an open PDF viewer for X, xpdf has the tool "pdftotext" that can extract formated or unformatted text from inside a PDF that has text. This text stream can then be further processed by grep or other tool. The '-' after the file name directs output to stdout rather than to a text file the same name as the PDF. Make sure you use version 3.02 of pdftotext or later; earlier versions clipped lines. The lines extracted from a PDF without the "-layout" option are very long. More paragraphs. Use just to test that a pattern exists in the file. With "-layout" the output resembles the lines, but it is not perfect. xpdf is available open source at http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

Find all files that have nasty names
Get a list of file names that may cause problems (eg being served on a webserver, typing a URL on a mobile, etc)

Change the primary group of a user

List the most recent dates in reverse-chronological order
bash brace expansion, sequence expression


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