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Rename .JPG to .jpg recursively
This command is useful for renaming a clipart, pic gallery or your photo collection. It will only change the big caps to small ones (on the extension).

Find all symlinks that link to directories

Monitor a file's size

Backup of a partition
Clone a partion with tar.

launch bash without using any letters
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open a screenshot of a remote desktop via ssh
standard image viewers do not seem to be able to open a FIFO file. xloadimage was the first one i've stumbled upon that can handle this.

Define words and phrases with google.
This function takes a word or a phrase as arguments and then fetches definitions using Google's "define" syntax. The "nl" and perl portion isn't strictly necessary. It just makes the output a bit more readable, but this also works: $define(){ local y="$@";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Po '(?/dev/null;}

online MAC address lookup

Copy a file using pv and watch its progress
pv allows a user to see the progress of data through a pipeline, by giving information such as time elapsed, percentage completed (with progress bar), current throughput rate, total data transferred, and ETA. (man pv)

Startup a VPN connection through command line


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