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Get the Volume labels all bitlocker volumes had before being encrypted
Get information of volume labels of bitlocker volumes, even if they are encrypted and locked (no access to filesystem, no password provided). Note that the volume labels can have spaces, but only if you name then before encryption. Renaming a bitlocker partition after being encrypted does not have the same effect as doing it before.

Quickest way to sort/display # of occurences

Pretty man pages under X
You're a developer - but it doesn't mean you have to slum it! Why not spice up your man page lookups by using a decent PDF viewer. I use 'xpdf' - maybe you prefer acroread, whatever, it's just as fast as plain dull ASCII on today's machines and you can still search for stuff - that's the main reason I use PDF and not PS.

Extract tar content without leading parent directory
If archive has leading directory level same as archive name and you want to strip it, this command is for you.

Remove a range of lines from a file

Convert encoding from cp1252 (MS Windows) to UTF-8 on source code files

list files recursively by size

Terminal redirection
Will redirect output of current session to another terminal, e.g. /dev/pts/3 Courtesy of bassu, http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/by/bassu

Recursive Search and Replace
Finds the string in every file in an entire directory and all its subdirectories and replaces it with a new string. Especially useful when changing a machine's IP address or hostname - run it on /etc.


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