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du and sort to find the biggest directories in defined filesystem
I had the problem that our monitoring showed that the "/" filesystem is >90% full. This command helped me to find out fast which subdirs are the biggest. The system has many NFS-mounts therefore the -x.

Unixtime
displays time in seconds since January 1, 1970 UTC

list your device drivers
great for running off a bootable cd to identify hardware other os's can't detect

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Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Simplified video file renaming
I used this when I had a directory of movies from a camera. I wanted to watch a little of each movie, then rename it depending on what was in the movie. This did the trick for me.

Converts all windows .URL shortcuts in a directory to linux (gnome) .desktop shortcuts

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

write text or append to a file
If you just want to write or append some text to a file without having to run a text editor, run this command. After running the command, start typing away. To exit, type . on a line by itself. Replacing the >> with a single > will let you overwrite your file.

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested


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