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Copy via tar pipe while preserving file permissions (run this command as root!)
It's the same like 'cp -p' if available. It's faster over networks than scp. If you have to copy gigs of data you could also use netcat and the tar -z option in conjunction -- on the receiving end do: # nc -l 7000 | tar -xzvpf - ...and on the sending end do: # tar -czf - * | nc otherhost 7000

Recursive Search and Replace
Finds the string in every file in an entire directory and all its subdirectories and replaces it with a new string. Especially useful when changing a machine's IP address or hostname - run it on /etc.

Outputs a 10-digit random number

Route outbound SMTP connections through a addtional IP address rather than your primary

temporarily override alias of any command
say, someone has aliased ls to 'ls --color=always' and you want to temporarily override the alias (it does not override functions)

check open ports without netstat or lsof

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

Stop Flash from tracking everything you do.
Brute force way to block all LSO cookies on a Linux system with the non-free Flash browser plugin. Works just fine for my needs. Enjoy.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Binary clock
Fun idea! This one adds seconds and keeps running on the same line. Perl's probably cheating though. :)


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