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Selecting a random file/folder of a folder
Also looks in subfolders

Check every URL redirect (HTTP status codes 301/302) with curl

Echo the latest commands from commandlinefu on the console
A Quick variation to the latest commands list with the new-lines skipped. This is faster to read.

Find the ratio between ram usage and swap usage.
it provides the ratio used for the RAM and The SWAP under Linux. When swappiness is high, Swap usage is high. When swappiness is low, Ram usage is high.

List your interfaces and MAC addresses

Bash function that saves bash functions to file from shell session
The simpler, 1-arg version is save_function(){ { date +"# %F.%T $1; declare -f "$1";}| tee -a ~/.bash_functions; }`

find with high precission (nanoseconds 1/1,000,000,000s) the last changed file.
this is good for variables if you have many script created files and if you want to know which one is the last created/changed one..

Downmix first audio stream from 7.1 to 5.1 keeping all other streams
Useful for Roku which does not support 7.1. Useful resources: - https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Map - https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/HighQualityAudio - https://superuser.com/questions/852400/properly-downmix-5-1-to-stereo-using-ffmpeg

move cursor to beginning of command line
Pressing Ctrl combined with 'a' will move the cursor to the beginning of the command under bash (other shells?). I used to do this after arrowing up for the last command, then typing 'sudo ' to run the last command as root, but of course the all time greatest command here `sudo !!` is more succinct. Still Ctrl+A can be very useful when you want to edit something at/close to the beginning of the command line.

Manually Pause/Unpause Firefox Process with POSIX-Signals
Continue with: $killall -CONT -m firefox Suspends all Firefox Threads. Results in Zero CPU load. Useful when having 100+ Tabs open and you temporarily need the power elsewhere. Be careful - might produce RACE CONDITIONS or LOCKUPS in other processes or FF itself. matching is case sensitive.


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