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find .txt files inside a directory and replace every occurrance of a word inside them via sed

shell equivalent of a boss button
Nobody wants the boss to notice when you're slacking off. This will fill your shell with random data, parts of it highlighted. Note that 'highlight' is the Perl module App::highlight, not "a universal sourcecode to formatted text converter." You'll also need Term::ANSIColor.

List your largest installed packages (on Debian/Ubuntu)
dpigs is in the package debian-goodies (debian/ubuntu)

Print the last modified file

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"

Creates a SSHFS volume on MacOS X (better used as an alias). Needs FuseFS and SSHFS (obvioulsly).
To make it even more practical, make sure you can login to the ssh server using a keypair.

Edit a file on a remote host using vim

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Capture data in ASCII. 1500 bytes
Sniffing traffic on port 80 only the first 1500 bytes

Replace the content of an XML element
Replaces "650" with "999" in simple.xml. xml used - http://www.w3schools.com/xml/simple.xml


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