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Monitoring file handles used by a particular process
-r : repeat mode

List installed deb packages by size

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

Display the size of all your home's directories
Display the size (human reading) of all the directories in your home path (~).

Google URL shortener
Use curl and sed to shorten an URL using goo.gl without any other api

Verify/edit bash history command before executing it
Bash history commands are those that begin with the character ! (eg. the most popular 'sudo !!' Explained here => http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/13). By default bash immediately executes the history command. Setting this shell option will make bash first allow you to verify/edit an history command before executing it. To set this option permanently, put this command in ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc file. To unset this option issue following command. $shopt -u histverify

Execute most recent command containing search string.
Execute the most recent command containing search string. This differs from !string as that only refers to the most recent command starting with search string.

Download all Phrack .tar.gzs

Fibonacci numbers with awk
Another combination of seq and awk. Not very efficient, but sufficiently quick.

Display the size of all your home's directories
Display the size (human reading) of all the directories in your home path (~).


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