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Test a serial connection
If the connection works you should see a "hello" on host A. If not: check your cabeling etc :-)

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You need to install WWW::Mechanize Perl module with # cpan -i WWW::Mezchanize or by searching mechanize | grep perl in your package manager With this command, you can get forms, images, headers too

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.

Pretty man pages under X

Mount Fat USB with RWX
after that, you can launch bash script in your usb drive in FAT32.

List the Sizes of Folders and Directories
I wanted an easy way to list out the sizes of directories and all of the contents of those directories recursively.

Verbosely delete files matching specific name pattern, older than 15 days.

Convert PDF to JPG
(relies on 'imagemagick') This command will convert all .pdf files in a directory into a 800px (wide or height, whichever is smaller) image (with the aspect ratio kept) .jpg. If the file is named 'example1.pdf' it will be named 'example1.jpg' when it is complete. This is a VERY worthwhile command! People pay hundreds of dollars for this in the Windows world. My .jpg files average between 150kB to 300kB, but your's may differ.

Get video information with ffmpeg
ffprobe is specially intended to get video information

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


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