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Import/clone a Subversion repo to a git repo

disassemble binary shellcode
The options -b binary and -m are needed for disassembling raw machine code when it is not part of a full binary executable with proper headers.

Convert seconds into minutes and seconds
This is a very simple way to input a large number of seconds and get a more useful value in minutes and seconds. Avoids useless use of echo.

Run a long job and notify me when it's finished
You will need libnotify-bin for this to work: $ sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

Get notified when a job you run in a terminal is done, using NotifyOSD
This is an alias you can add to your .bashrc file to get notified when a job you run in a terminal is done. example of use sleep 20; alert Source:http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/get-notified-when-job-you-run-in.html

Collect a lot of icons from /usr/share/icons (may overwrite some, and complain a bit)
In other way of xargs, only with find -exec

Find out what package some command belongs to (on RPM systems)
Replace 'more' command with any command which is in your PATH.

Watch the size of a directory using figlet
You can substitute /home/$USER with any path you like.

Convert mysql database from latin1 to utf8
MySQL: CHARSET from latin1 to utf8

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy


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