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Look for IPv4 address in files.
It finds a SNMP OID too :-(

Show git log beautifully
Only show a short of important information inline ( include branch info ), and color this log tree.

Killing processes with your mouse in an infinite loop
Useful for quickly cleaning your Desktop. Nice joke if launched at startup.

Dump bash command history of an active shell user.

Convert unix timestamp to date
The "-d" option for gnu's "date" command can calculate positive or negative offset from any time, including "now". You can even specify a source timezone (the output timezone can be set with the TZ environment variable). Useful! Fun! Not very well documented!

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

Ripping VCD in Linux
Ripping VCD in Linux

get the ascii number with bash builtin printf

Encode/Decode text to/from Base64 on a Mac w/out Mac Ports
I have a mac, and do not want to install mac ports to get the base64 binary. Using openssl will do the trick just fine. Note, to decode base64, specify a '-d' after 'base64' in the command. Note also the files base64.decoded.txt and base64.encoded.txt are text files.

Sort files in folders alphabetically
Creates one letter folders in the current directory and moves files with corresponding initial in the folder.


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