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Get length of current playlist in xmms2

Emptying a text file in one shot
Within vi allow to empty a text file in one shot

prettier "cal" command
Displays the same output as "cal", but with the current day highlighted (probably dependent on gnu grep, as I'm not sure other grep's support the "--color=auto" option). Tested and working on Ubuntu 11 and OSX Lion.

Embed next line on the end of current line using sed
N: On the current line, sed will display it on pattern space, plus a \n (new line); but s/\n//: Will get rid of new line displayed on pattern space, joining the current line's end with the start of the next line Useful in scripts.

ANSI Terminal Color Test using python
Pre-packaged python script that comes with Debian/Ubuntu.

Run a command on a remote machine
This counts the number of httpd processes running.

Search for a string inside all files in the current directory
ack seeks for , list all found files and display everything in nice colors. Look for it in http://betterthangrep.com/

list files recursively by size

Watch the progress of 'dd'
dcfldd is a forensic version of dd that shows a process indicator by default.

Not a kismet replacement...
If you're like some individuals who rely on ndiswrapper and cannot use kismet, this command may be of service. watch -n .5 "iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep 'ESSID|Encryption'" Or... watch -n .5 "iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep 'ESSID|Encryption' | egrep 'linksys'" :-) Hopefully you'll find some dd-wrt compatible routers.


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