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Outgoing IP of server
Faster than the curl/wget-approaches.

Compare two directory trees.

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Securely stream (and save) a file from a remote server
Securely stream a file from a remote server (and save it locally). Useful if you're impatient and want to watch a movie immediately and download it at the same time without using extra bandwidth. This is an extension of snipertyler's idea. Note: This command uses an encrypted connection, unlike the original.

Skip over .svn directories when using the "find" command.
The "find" command can be annoying when used inside of a Subversion (or CVS) working directory. Obviously, you can combine this with other predicates and commands to create a more elaborate pipeline: $ find /var/svn -type f -not \( -name .svn -prune \) -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum Note: You can use my "dont-go-there.sh" script to wrap the "find" command and do this automatically at http://forwardlateral.com/blog/2006/02/27/dont-go-there/

Rsync files with spaces
Using the double dash before the source and target makes the command work fine with weird filenames.

fast access to any of your favorite directory.
example: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [email protected]:~/workspace/SVN/haystak-repos/trunk/internal/src$ addpi -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that directory is in the list of fast access directories. You can switch to it anytime like this: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [email protected]:~$ pi internal` [email protected]:~/workspace/SVN/haystak-repos/trunk/internal/src$ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note the backquote ( the symbol that shares its key with ~ in the keyboard ) pi will switch you to that directory. To see the list of all fast access directories you have to say "cat ~/.pi"

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"

Google Translate
$translate works from command line

Install Restricted Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 14.04
Install the unrestricted version of libavcodec . It will keep away from any issues or missing codecs in video editors or transcoders. Install unrestricted version of libavcodec by the command.


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