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Print all lines between two line numbers
This command uses awk(1) to print all lines between two known line numbers in a file. Useful for seeing output in a log file, where the line numbers are known. The above command will print all lines between, and including, lines 3 and 6.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Play online music videos in terminal
pvl 'link1' 'link2' 'link3' Play Youtube, Vimeo, etc links without visual elements. Great for music videos when you just want the audio. You can control mplayer with this! Hit Ctrl-C twice to exit (if you're playing multiple files)

Rename files in batch

Migrate existing Ext3 filesystems to Ext4
Before doing this, back-up all data on any ext3 partitions that are to be converted to ext4. After running previous command you MUST run fsck, is needed to return the filesystem to a consistent state. $ fsck -pDf /dev/yourpartition Edit /etc/fstab and change the 'type' from ext3 to ext4 for any partitions that are converted to ext4.

Find the package that installed a command

Create a new file

fuman, an alternative to the 'man' command that shows commandlinefu.com examples
Example: fuman sed

Convert any sequence of spaces/tabs to single space/tab
Remove empty lines additionally: $ tr -s ' \t\n' 2.txt identical with: $ tr -s '[:space:]' 2.txt To "clean perfectly" a text or code file, You can combine this command with another one: $ while read l; do echo -e "$l"; done 2.txt (= remove all leading and trailing spaces or tabs from all lines of a text file)

Show interface/ip using awk
Interfaces like lo can be omitted from the beginning, there are probably better ways of doing this, i'm a noob at awk.


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