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Quick and dirty convert to flash
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change up n directories
Change n directories up, without parameters change one up

Plot frequency distribution of words from files on a terminal.
Uses the dumb terminal option in gnuplot to plot a graph of frequencies. In this case, we are looking at a frequency analysis of words in all of the .c files.

Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'
top accecpts a comma separated list of PIDs.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Determine configure options used for MySQL binary builds
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a shell function to print a ruler the width of the terminal window.
A similar version for Bash that doesn't require cut and shortens the function in a few places. And it uses local variables. (similar to a version by eightmillion in a comment on the another version)

renames multiple files that match the pattern
Useful when you want to quickly rename a bunch of files.

check open ports without netstat or lsof


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