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Gets the last string of previous command with !$
It helps you save a lot of writing :-)

Conficker Detection with NMAP

get absolute file path
Retrieve absolute path name from relative path

Display usb power mode on all devices

show the date every rpm was installed
the newest rpms are at the top; individual packages can also be queried this way: rpm --last -q package

The BOFH Excuse Server

Find files of two different extensions and copy them to a directory

Rename files in batch

Find the biggest files
Also: * find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5 * find . -type f -exec ls -l {} \; | awk '{print $5 "\t" $9}' | sort -n -r | head -5

scp a good script from host A which has no public access to host C, but with a hop by host B
middlehost allows ssh access from where you are but not securehost. Use nice ssh piping to simulate scp through A => B => C setting up the shell function if left as an exercise for the reader. ;-) Agent forwarding should avoid password typing.


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