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Import/clone a Subversion repo to a git repo

Ad blocking on Ubuntu phone/tablet with hosts file
Will append lines to the hosts file to do some basic ad blocking.

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

Show the disk usage for files pointed by symbolic link in a directory
You also can sum the file usage of all files $ find /usr/lib -maxdepth 1 -type l -print0 | xargs -r0 du -Lch

Recursively chmod all dirs to 755 and all files to 644

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"

check open ports without netstat or lsof

convert unixtime to human-readable with awk
- convert unixtime to human-readable with awk - useful to read logfiles with unix-timestamps, f.e. squid-log: sudo tail -f /var/log/squid3/access.log | awk '{ print strftime("%c ", $1) $0; }

Print all /etc/passwd lines with duplicated uid
Prints all the lines in /etc/passwd belonging to users with a duplicated uid. It also adds the hostname to the beginning of the line. It's been tested in AIX, Solaris and Linux.

gzip over ssh
I've kept the gzip compression at a low level, but depending on the cpu power available on the source machine you may want to increase it. However, SQL compresses really well, and I found even with -1 I was able to transfer 40 MiB/s over a 100 mbps wire, which was good enough for me.


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