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Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Find duplicate UID in /etc/passwd
You can use only awk

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Go to the Nth line of file [text editor]
This is not printing, real editing using the text editor.

GRUB2: Set Imperial Death March as startup tune
Kudos to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/8275/grub2-set-super-mario-as-startup-tune

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Execute a command before display the bash prompt
For example, if you are the type who type ls very often, then $ PROMPT_COMMAND=ls will ls after every command you issue.

Simple XML tag extract with sed
Limited, but useful construct to extract text embedded in XML tags. This will only work if bar is all on one line. If nobody posts an alternative for the multiline sed version, I'll figure it out later...

ThePirateBay.org torrent search
usage: tpb searchterm example: tpb the matrix trilogy This searches for torrents from thepiratebay and displays the top results in reverse order, so the 1st result is at the bottom instead of the top -- which is better for command line users


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