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Share your terminal session (remotely or whatever)
Force the user you want to watch doing things into doing his things in a screen session. Then simply attach yourself to that session with the command shown above. Works only if you are on the same machine, of course

Command to Show a List of Special Characters for bash prompt (PS1)
I use this command (PS1) to show a list bash prompt's special characters. I tested it against A flavor of Red Hat Linux and Mac OS X

Count TCP States From Netstat
Counts TCP states from Netstat and displays in an ordered list.

Better recursive grep with pretty colors... requires ruby and gems (run: "gem install rak")

Read just the IP address of a device

Replicate a directory structure dropping the files

Extract title from HTML files
previous version leaves lots of blank lines

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Show the PATH, one directory per line
This is useful for examining the path.

File rotation without rename command
Rotates log files with "gz"-extension in a directory for 7 days and enumerates the number in file name. i.e.: logfile.1.gz > logfile.2.gz I needed this line due to the limitations on AIX Unix systems which do not ship with the rename command.


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