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Rename files in batch

Unzip and untar a *.tar.gz file in one go to a specific directory
A *.tar.gz file needs to be unzipped & then untarred. Previously I might have unzipped first with $gunzip -d file.tar.gz and then untarred the result with $tar -xvf file.tar (Options are extract, verbose, file) Using the -z (decompress) option on tar avoids the use of gzip (or gunzip) first. Additionally the -C option will specify the directory to extract to.

Tells which group you DON'T belong to (opposite of command "groups") --- uses sed
special thanks to XwZ :)

Tunnel ssh through Socks Proxy
If you are blocked or need to use a Socks proxy

Replicate a directory structure dropping the files

Synchronize both your system clock and hardware clock and calculate/adjust time drift
Do not run this command if you already have ntpd running! This needs to run as root, for example with sudo: $ sudo ntpdate pool.ntp.org && sudo hwclock --systohc && sudo hwclock --adjust This command will fetch accurate time from NTP servers and synchronize your system clock, then it will use the system clock to synchronize your hardware clock, and will calculate the time drift.

Compress files found with find
tar options may change ;) c to compress into a tar file, z for gzip (j for bzip) man tar -print0 and -0t are usefull for names with spaces, \, etc.

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

Monitor TCP opened connections

Get top N files in X directory
You can simply run "largest", and list the top 10 files/directories in ./, or you can pass two parameters, the first being the directory, the 2nd being the limit of files to display. Best off putting this in your bashrc or bash_profile file


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