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Colorful man
Colourful with vim regex finding goodness! Replace the 'man' with the page to be looked up. I actually have as a function in my .profile function vman { /usr/bin/man $* | /usr/bin/col -b | /usr/bin/iconv -c | view -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist nospell nonu' -

Recursively move folders/files and preserve their permissions and ownership perfectly

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Generate a sequence of numbers.

True random passwords using your microphone noise as seed
Generate a truly random password using noise from your microphone to seed the RNG. This will spit out 12 password with 12 characters each, but you can save this into a bash script and replace 'pwgen -ys 12 12' with 'pwgen $@' so you can pass any paramters to pwgen as you would normally do.

retrieve the source address used to contact a given host
on multihomed hosts, connected to several networks, could be usefull to know the source address (local ip address) used to reach the target host, this command does not require root priviledges. The command use a TCP socket, if there is any error the command return an empty string, elsewhere return a valid ip address.

Replace duplicate files by hardlinks

Delete C style comments using vim

diff two unsorted files without creating temporary files
bash/ksh subshell redirection (as file descriptors) used as input to diff

Create a temporary file
To create directory, use: $ tempdir=$(/bin/mktemp -d)


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