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Purge configuration file of all desinstalled package
From: http://www.debian-administration.org/users/fsateler/weblog/4

open two files on top of each other in vim (one window, two panes)

Is today the last day of the month?
Nice simple example of something we can do in bash.

Recurse through directories easily
This is a simple case of recursing through all directories, adding the '.bak' extension to every file. Of course, the 'cp $file $file.bak' could be any code you need to apply to your recursion, including tests, other functions, creating variables, doing math, etc. Simple and clean recursion.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

cycle through a 256 colour palette
just for fun

Rips CDs (Playstation, etc.) and names the files the same as the volume name

Random IPv4 address

Find Out My Linux Distribution Name and Version
Another way of do it in debian like distros, don't know if works for others

Run a command, redirecting output to a file, then edit the file with vim.
This is one of those 'nothing' shell functions ...which I use all the time. If the command contains spaces, it must be quoted, e.g. $ vimcmd 'svn diff' /tmp/svndiff.out If I want to keep the output of the command that I'm running, I use vimcmd. If I don't need to keep the output, I use this: $ vim


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