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Create a backup copy of a MySQL database on the same host
This should probably only be used for testing in a dev environment as it's not terribly efficient, but if you're doing something that might trash a DB and you still want the old data available, this works like a charm.

Function to output an ASCII character given its decimal equivalent

Batch file name renaming (copying or moving) w/ glob matching.

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Get disk quota usage openvz using vzlist
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Advanced python tracing
Trace python statement execution and syscalls invoked during that simultaneously

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"

Sort files in multiple directories by date
This sorts files in multiple directories by their modification date. Note that sorting is done at the end using "sort", instead of using the "-ltr" options to "ls". This ensures correct results when sorting a large number of files, in which case "find" will call "ls" multiple times.

Remove all unused kernels with apt-get
Remove old kernels (*-generic and *-generic-pae) via apt-get on debian/ubuntu based systems. Tested on ubuntu 10.04 - 12.04.

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)


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