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Decrypt passwords from Google Chrome and Chromium.
Read this before you down voting and comment that it is not working -> Wont work on latest versions ~75> since database file is locked and has to be decrypted. This is useful if you have an old hdd with a chrome installation and want to decrypt your old passwords fast.

backup and remove files with access time older than 5 days.
create an archive of files with access time older than 5 days, and remove original files.

Check if filesystem hangs
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convert unixtime to human-readable
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Labyrinth pattern
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Kill all processes that listen to ports begin with 50 (50, 50x, 50xxx,...)
Run netstat as root (via sudo) to get the ID of the process listening on the desired socket. Use awk to 1) match the entry that is the listening socket, 2) matching the exact port (bounded by leading colon and end of column), 3) remove the trailing slash and process name from the last column, and finally 4) use the system(…) command to call kill to terminate the process. Two direct commands, netstat & awk, and one forked call to kill. This does kill the specific port instead of any port that starts with 50. I consider this to be safer.

Get absolut path to your bash-script
Another way of doing it that's a bit clearer. I'm a fan of readable code.

currently mounted filesystems in nice layout
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