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Puts every word from a file into a new line
Basically it creates a typical word list file from any normal text.

find your release version of your ubuntu / debian distro

print a file on a single line
Example: you have a package.txt you want to install on a system. Instead of this: cat package.txt package1 package2 package3 You want it to cat out on one line so you can print "yum install package1 package2 package3"

Convert a videos audio track to ogg vorbis.
Assumes you have ffmpeg and oggenc. Similar to other scripts here, but this time outputting to Ogg Vorbis. I added the variable assignment for a nice output name. This is part of an interactive bash script I have with a few little multimedia tasks in it.

Synchronize date and time with a server over ssh
Shorter, easier to remember version of cmd#7636 NTP is better, but there are situations where it can't be used. In those cases, you can do this to sync the local time to a server.

Find the package that installed a command

move you up one directory quickly
In bash, this turns on auto cd. If a command is just a directory name, it cd's into that directory.

Kill a broken ssh connection
This is useful for example if you are on ssh in a server and the server goes down without letting you out. This is part of a larget sets of escape sequences provided by ssh. You can find them with ~? Here's the list: ~. - terminate connection (and any multiplexed sessions) ~B - send a BREAK to the remote system ~C - open a command line ~R - request rekey ~V/v - decrease/increase verbosity (LogLevel) ~^Z - suspend ssh ~# - list forwarded connections ~& - background ssh (when waiting for connections to terminate) ~? - this message ~~ - send the escape character by typing it twice (Note that escapes are only recognized immediately after newline.)

Reset hosed terminal,
stty sane resets the tty to basic usable function. The ^J is a newline -- sometimes CR/LF interpretation is broken so use the ^J explicitly.

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

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