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Rename files in batch

delete unversioned files in a checkout from svn

Send e-mail if host is 'dead' or not reachable
Cleaner with a mailto assignment in crontab (if the command fails you get an email): MAILTO=admin@example.com 10,30,50 * * * * ping -q -c1 -w3 192.168.0.14 >/dev/null

Query well known ports list
Uses the file located in /etc/services

Send a file to a pastebin from STDIN or a file, with a single function
echo "Hello world!" | sprunge # Redirect a stream to a pastebin sprunge ~/.bashrc # Send a file to a pastebin

File browser
Simple file browser with dmenu, ls, and xdg-open.

list with full path

run complex remote shell cmds over ssh, without escaping quotes
Much simpler method. More portable version: ssh host -l user "`cat cmd.txt`"

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Deal with dot files safely


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