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Check if the files in current directory has the RPATH variable defined
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geoip information
A function that takes a domain name as an argument

Run a command as root, with a delay
$ sleep 1h ; sudo command or $ sudo sleep 1h ; sudo command won't work, because by the time the delay is up, sudo will want your password again.

launch bash without using any letters
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load changes without logging in and out vim
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Solaris - check ports/sockets which process has opened

Find only *.doc and *xls files on Windows partition
When using regex - there is no need to use -o and 2nd regex.

Pretty print SQL query with python in one line
You need to apt-get install python-sqlparse. This command simply formats a sql query and prints it out. It is very useful when you want to move a sql query from commandline to a shell script. Everything is done locally, so you don't need to worry about copying sql query to external websites.

Convert JSON to YAML
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A very simple and useful stopwatch
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