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View user activity per directory.
View all files opened by a user in specified directory. The +D option makes lsof search all sub-directories to complete depth, while ignoring symbolic links.

Rename files in batch

ping a host until it responds, then play a sound, then exit
After this, just type: $ beepwhenup You need to install "beep" before this would make the beep sound. Save it in your .profile if you want to use it later WARNING: this command won't exit until it is successful. You won't be able to CONTROL+C out of it.

cat large file to clipboard with speed-o-meter
shortest alternative without the speed-o-meter"xclip large.xml" "xclip -o" to get the clipboard content, alternatively [shift key] + insert or middle button of your mouse.

Unpack .tgz File On Linux
With -a you don't care about file type (bz2, gzip, etc.)

check open ports without netstat or lsof

List the number and type of active network connections

List directories recursively showing its sizes using only ls and grep
ls -lhR Lists everithing using -l "long listing format" wich includes the space used by the folder. Displays it in -h "human readable form" (i.e. 2.2G, 32K), and -R recurses subfolders. grep -e using a regex, show lines containing the word "total" or a ":" at the end of the line (those with the name of the folder) only.

list the top 15 folders by decreasing size in MB
list the top 15 folders by decreasing size in MB

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".


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