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Adding formatting to an xml document for easier reading
This will indent the input to be more readable. Warnings and messages are not send to STDOUT so you can just use a pipe to create the formatted outputfile, like: $ tidy -i -xml in.xml > out.xml

Edit the /etc/sudoers config file the right way.
'visudo' is installed by default on most Unix-like systems. If not installed, you can get it from the 'sudo' package. 'visudo' will use the text editor found in your $EDITOR variable, whether it's vi, vim, emacs, nano or gedit. After making changes to the /etc/sudoers file, visudo will check for syntax errors, and notify you of them. This is better than 'vi /etc/sudoers', because of this capability. Rule #1 of system administration- if there is a tool that exists for editing config files, use the tool.

Merge AVI-files without recoding
Useful for when you download movies split into < 700mb parts. Credit to rich @ http://superuser.com/questions/318640/merge-avi-files-without-recoding-in-mac-os-x-lion mencoder is generally included with mplayer. MacPorts: $sudo port install mplayer

Erase to factory a pendrive, disk or memory card, and watch the progress

Put a console clock in top right corner
Gives not only date but also some interesting status about the System

Number file

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

strips the first field of each line where the delimiter is the first ascii character

chmod - change file permissions of a file to be similar of another

Find out the starting directory of a script
Invoked from within a shell script, this will print the directory in which the script resides. Doesn't depend on external tools, /proc/self/*, etc.. (`echo` is a shell builtin.) To see the *current working* directory of a script, use `pwd`.


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