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Advanced ls using find to show much more detail than ls ever could
This alias is super-handy for me because it quickly shows the details of each file in the current directory. The output is nice because it is sortable, allowing you to expand this basic example to do something amazing like showing you a list of the newest files, the largest files, files with bad perms, etc.. A recursive alias would be: $ alias LSR='find -mount -printf "%.5m %10M %#9u:%-9g %#5U:%-5G %TF_%TR %CF_%CR %AF_%AR %#15s [%Y] %p\n" 2>/dev/null' From: http://www.askapache.com/linux/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html

Change gnome-shell wallpaper

Find the package that installed a command

Prepend a text to a file.
Syntax: $ prepend content to add [filename] Uses ed, so no temp files created.

Simulate typing
this also generates errors (change 4 to higher number for more mistakes)

return a titlecased version of the string
Needs Bash4. Found at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2264428/converting-string-to-lower-case-in-bash-shell-scripting alongside a few other tricks.

Twit Amarok "now playing" song
Share your "now playing" Amarok song in twitter!

Convert ascii string to hex

Capitalize the first letter of every word

One command line web server on port 80 using nc (netcat)
Very simple web server listening on port 80 will serve index.html file or whatever file you like pointing your browser at http://your-IP-address/index.html for example. If your web server is down for maintenance and you'd like to inform your visitors about it, quickly and easily, you just have to put into the index.html file the right HTML code and you are done! Of course you need to be root to run the command using port 80.


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