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tree by modify time with newest file at bottom
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Search some text from all files inside a directory

Easy to extend one-liner for cron scripts that automate filesystem checking
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Poke a Webserver to see what it's powered by.
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Trace a DNS query from root to the authoritive servers.
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Encode video.avi into newvideo.avi using the libav codec to produce an MPEG4 file with a bitrate of 800

Sort dotted quads
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Quickly re-execute a recent command in bash
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'readlink' equivalent using shell commands, and following all links
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list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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