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do something else while waiting for an event, such as reboot
until (ssh root@10.1.1.39 2> /dev/null); do date; sleep 15; done In this case will execute "date" then "sleep 15" until we are able to ssh into server, such as after a reboot Could also be like: until ( ping 10.1.1.39 1> /dev/null); do echo "server 10.1.1.39 is down"; sleep 15; done

print offsets of file disk for losetup/loop-mount
If you want to mount partitions of an disk image, you need the offsets and sizes of the partitions. This command prints them in the format that losetup understands.

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.

convert chinese character into wubi86 input code
This CLI requiere the uniconv package that is provided with the yudit unicode editor . The wubi86 is a way to type chinese far quicker than pinyin . More infor on wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubizixing , http://www.yale.edu/chinesemac/wubi/xing.html

Simple example of the trap command

Add a progress counter to loop (see sample output)
For this hack you need following function: $ finit() { count=$#; current=1; for i in "$@" ; do echo $current $count; echo $i; current=$((current + 1)); done; } and alias: $ alias fnext='read cur total && echo -n "[$cur/$total] " && read' Inspired by CMake progress counters.

Recursive search and replace (with bash only)
Replaces a string matching a pattern in one or several files found recursively in a particular folder.

throttle bandwidth with cstream
this bzips a folder and transfers it over the network to "host" at 777k bit/s. cstream can do a lot more, have a look http://www.cons.org/cracauer/cstream.html#usage for example: $ echo w00t, i'm 733+ | cstream -b1 -t2 hehe :)

execute your commands and avoid history records
$ secret_command;export HISTCONTROL= This will make "secret_command" not appear in "history" list.

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"


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