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Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
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Google text-to-speech in local language or language of choice
Google text-to-speech in your local language or in language of choice via country code switch (ISO 639-1).

RTFM function
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How to search for files and open all of them in tabbed vim editor.
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save date and time for each command in history
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Using column to format a directory listing
Using column to format a directory listing

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

Get contents from hosts, passwd, groups even if they're in DB/LDAP/other
getent allows to get the contents of several databases in their native file format even if they are not actually in /etc. For example, if you are using a LDAP or a DB to authenticate your users, you won't find their info by catting /etc/passwd, but "getent passwd" will concatenate /etc/passwd to the LDAP/DB.


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