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Generate a random text color in bash
The expression $(( $RANDOM * 6 / 32767 + 1 )) generates a random number between 1 and 6, which is then inserted into the escape sequence \e[3_m to switch the foreground color of the terminal to either red, green, yellow, blue, purple or cyan. The color can be reset using the escape sequence \e[0m. The full list of colors can be found here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Color_Bash_Prompt#List_of_colors_for_prompt_and_Bash

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Show demo of toilet fonts
Lists a sample of all installed toilet fonts

give a binary the ability to open ports below 1024 as non root user
Binding a server to privileged port on Linux w/o running as root This is applicable to any service using privileged ports (< 1024), for instance to run a HTTP server on port 80 or a LDAP directory server on port 389 for example.

View internet connection activity in a browser
In addition to generating the current connections, it also opens then in your default browser on gnome.

perl one-liner to get the current week number
Not perl but shorter.

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Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

Create a new file


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