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

Backup a file with a date-time stamp
$ buf myfile.txt This is useful when you are making small but frequent changes to a file. It keeps things organised and clear for another administrator to see what changed and at what time. An overview of changes can be deduced using a simple: $ ls -ltr

create a temporary file in a command line call
Sometimes you have a script that needs and inputfile for execution. If you don't want to create one because it may contain only one line you can use the `

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

Slow down IO heavy process
Some IO intensive process make the system unresponsive. This function periodically starts/stops a process, which hopefully releases some resources for other activities. This function is useful when ionice is not available

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

Play ISO/DVD-files and activate dvd-menu and mouse menu clicks.

Create a PNG screenshot of Rigol Ultravision scopes attached per LAN
Scope should have the Rigol Ultravision Technology otherwise it won't accept the command. ImageMagic is required. Scope sends a 1.1M BMP file and converted to PNG it's only 18-20K

Find the package that installed a command

find xargs mv


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