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Remove all files previously extracted from a tar(.gz) file.

watch process stack, sampled at 1s intervals
This command repeatedly gets the specified process' stack using pstack (which is an insanely clever and tiny wrapper for gdb) and displays it fullscreen. Since it updates every second, you rapidly get an idea of where your program is stuck or spending time. The 'tac' is used to make the output grow down, which makes it less jumpy. If the output is too big for your screen, you can always leave the 'tac' off to see the inner calls. (Or, better yet--get a bigger screen.) Caveats: Won't work with stripped binaries and probably not well with threads, but you don't want to strip your binaries or use threads anyway.

open a seperate konsole tab and ssh to each of N servers (konsole 4.2+)
creates a new tab for each of N servers in listofservers.txt and ssh's to said servers then, try the "send to all sessions" feature of konsole to do the same work on all servers at the same time. BIG time saver, but be careful!

Tail -f at your own pace
The -s option allows you to specify the update interval

import gpg key from the web
imports a public key from the web. I know this by head.. but useful nevertheless

Show git branches by date - useful for showing active branches
This fixes a bug found in the other scripts which fail when a branch has the same name as a file or directory in the current directory.

Slugify: converts strings in any language into Slugs (friendly names to use in URLs and filenames)
Slug the part of an URL which identifies a page using human-readable keywords. Slugs are used to construct friendly URLs (often for permalinks) that are easy to type, descriptive, and easy to remember.

Protect directory from an overzealous rm -rf *
-R Recursively change attributes of directories and their contents. +i to set the immutable bit to prevent even root from erasing or changing the contents of a file.

Benchmark SQL Query
Benchmark a SQL query against MySQL Server. The example runs the query 10 times, and you get the average runtime in the output. To ensure that the query does not get cached, use `RESET QUERY CACHE;` on top in the query file.

Getting the last argument from the previous command


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