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List all symbolic links in current directory
Many competing commands to do this, but since most people want a Long list with Human readable files sizes and want to see All files (including hidden (.*) files) this one wins on simplicity and usefulness. Plus grep is just as, if not more portable than sed or awk, and is more widely understood. :)

Save current layout of top
'top' has fancy layout modes where you can have several windows with different things displayed. You can configure a layout and then save it with 'W'. It will then be restored every time you run top. E.g. to have two colored windows, one sorted by CPU usage, the other by memory usage, run top $ top then press the keys $ and then as you don?t want to repeat this the next time: $

Binary clock
Like 7171, but fixed typo, uses fewer variables, and even more cryptic!

Test file system type before further commands execution
Exclude 400 client hosts with NFS auto-mounted home directories. Easily modified for inclusion in your scripts.

Kill google chrome process

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

shutdown pc in a 4 hours
you may as well use shutdown -h 18:32 to shutdown your machine at 18:32.

add all files not under version control to repository
With the force options the same results can be achieved

send kernel log (dmesg) notifications to root via cron
this is helpful because dmesg is where i/o errors, etc are logged to... you will also be able to see when the system reboots or someone attaches a thumb drive, etc. don't forget to set yourself up in /etc/aliases to get roots email.

Fork Bomb for Windows
Quick and dirty forkbomb for all flavors of windows Do not use in production. Replace start with a command of your choice, this will just open a new command prompt and is pretty tricky to stop once started


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