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continuously check size of files or directories

Copy a file using dc3dd and watch its progress (very nice alternative to dd)
Requires the dc3dd package - available at http://dc3dd.sourceforge.net

Remove a range of lines from a file
Deletes lines to of a file. You must put the end line first in the range for the curly brace expansion, otherwise it will not work properly.

Show in a web server, running in the port 80, how many ESTABLISHED connections by ip it has.
The command could show you all conecctions if you skip "grep ESTABLISHED"

Add the time to BASH prompt
Adds the time in 12hr AM/PM format to the beginning of a prompt. Change \@ to \t for 24-hour time or \T for 12hr without AM/PM. To keep the time the next time you open a terminal, edit ~/.bashrc and stick the command at the bottom.

Run a long job and notify me when it's finished
You will need libnotify-bin for this to work: $ sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

LVM2 Reduce
Just the commands for the lvreduce I keep forgetting.

Extract a bash function
I often need to extract a function from a bash script and this command will do it.

switch case of a text file

histogram of file size


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