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Backup a directory structure
Copies a directory structure from /home/ to /backups/home (notice that the destination does not have a trailing slash)

sudo for launching gui apps in background
Need package: gksu Note: Launching gui app in background that needs sudo, won't work great with our old friendly style of launching: $ sudo gedit /etc/passwd & because this would put sudo in background ! Using gksudo as demonstrated, would popup a gui sudo window. May be this is a common knowledge, but not knowing this frustrated me during my newbie year.

separate (emphasize) digital strings from other text

VIM: Go back to the last place you were in a document
You're perhaps editing a line, or reading a certain line of code, you use page up and down or move through the file and now you wish to return to the last position the cursor was at. '' will get you there.

Fix the vi zsh bindings on ubuntu
Use sed to comment out any up/down bindings in zsh

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

Scan for nearby Bluetooth devices.
Scans local area for visible Bluetooth devices. Use 'hcitool inq' to discover the type of device it is. And use -i hciX option to specify the local Bluetooth device to use.

monitor network traffic and throughput in real time
see http://iptraf.seul.org/ for all kinds of documentation and screenshots

Query Wikipedia via console over DNS
Shorter version, works with multiple words.

Display BIOS Information
read the memory from C:0000 to F:FFFF without the need auf dmidecode


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