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list block devices
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Recursively search and replace old with new string, inside every instance of filename.ext
This is a slightly modified version of http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4283/recursive-search-and-replace-old-with-new-string-inside-files (which did not work due to incorrect syntax) with the added option to sed inside only files named filename.ext

Gets directory and files tree listing from a FTP-server
Creates a file with contents like `du -a`, only it is remote server filesystem hierarchy. Very usefull then for grep-ing without remote connection.

Copy history from one terminal to another
Or just do history -w before opening another terminal.

Get your external IP address if your machine has a DNS entry
Using DynDNS or a similar service not only allows access to your home machine from outside without needing to know what IP the ISP has assigned to it but it also comes in handy if you want to know your external IP address. The only purpose of the sed command is to remove the leading "host.na.me has address " part from the output. If you don't need to discard it you can simply use $ host $HOSTNAME

analyze traffic remotely over ssh w/ wireshark
When using tcpdump, specify -U option to prevent buffering.

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

get rid of lines with non ascii characters
found here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9035939

Find out my Linux distribution name and version

Export OPML from Google Reader


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