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list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Display the output of a command from the first line until the first instance of a regular expression.
If BREs can be used, this sed version will also get the job done.

Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there
Sometimes in a script you want to make sure that a directory is in the path, and add it in if it's not already there. In this example, $dir contains the new directory you want to add to the path if it's not already present. There are multiple ways to do this, but this one is a nice clean shell-internal approach. I based it on http://stackoverflow.com/a/1397020. You can also do it using tr to separate the path into lines and grep -x to look for exact matches, like this: $ if ! $(echo "$PATH" | tr ":" "\n" | grep -qx "$dir") ; then PATH=$PATH:$dir ; fi which I got from http://stackoverflow.com/a/5048977. Or replace the "echo | tr" part with a shell parameter expansion, like $ if ! $(echo "${PATH//:/$'\n'}" | grep -qx "$dir") ; then PATH=$PATH:$dir ; fi which I got from http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3209/. There are also other more regex-y ways to do it, but I find the ones listed here easiest to follow. Note some of this is specific to the bash shell.

play audio stream and video stream in two different mplayer instances
Sometimes audio and video are not sync'ed. The factor 1.0884 is the quotient 48000/44100. One mplayer plays the audio file in the background, the other the video in the foreground. You can dump the audio file before with another commandlinefu

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"

Merge some PDF files into a single one

Get your local IP regardless of your network interface
Shows only IP-addresses of ifconfig except 127.0.0.0/8. I fixed the script to work on more systems and configs short info /inet/!d; #grep inet /127.0/d; # grep -v 127.0 /dr:\s/d; # grep -v dr: s/^.*:\(.*\)B.*$/\1/ # remove everything exept between : and B

Convert clipboard HTML content to markdown (for github, trello, etc)
I always wanted to be able to copy formatted HTML, like from emails, on trello cards or READMEs... but the formatting is always wrong... But from this two links: * https://jeremywsherman.com/blog/2012/02/08/pasting-html-into-markdown/ * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3261379/getting-html-source-or-rich-text-from-the-x-clipboard For instance, to to copy an formatted email to a trello card, just: 1. Select the email body 2. run: xclip -selection clipboard -o -t text/html | pandoc -f html -t markdown_github - | xclip -i -t text/plain 3. Paste in your trello card 4. Profit! 8-)

Monitor RX/TX packets and any subsquent errors
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Search commandlinefu from the CLI
html2text: http://www.mbayer.de/html2text/


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