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Create a random file of a certain, and display progress along the way.
SIZE is the number of gigabytes and the file name is at the end. Random data is generated by encrypting /dev/zero, similar to other techniques posted on here.

Watching Command
If you need to keep an eye on a command whose output is changing, use the watch command. For example, to keep an eye on your load average

Change the ownership of all files owned by one user.
Finds all files in /home owned by UID 1056 and changes to 2056.

When feeling down, this command helps
$ sudo apt-get install sl $ man sl

Import/clone a Subversion repo to a git repo

output your microphone to a remote computer's speaker
This will output the sound from your microphone port to the ssh target computer's speaker port. The sound quality is very bad, so you will hear a lot of hissing.

Normalize volume in your mp3 library
This normalizes volume in your mp3 library, but uses mp3gain's "album" mode. This applies a gain change to all files from each directory (which are presumed to be from the same album) - so their volume relative to one another is changed, while the average album volume is normalized. This is done because if one track from an album is quieter or louder than the others, it was probably meant to be that way.

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Create a tar file with the current date in the name.

Listing today’s files only


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