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Move items from subdirectories to current directory
Find every file and move it to current directory.

umount --rbind mount with submounts
Original: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=194342

Alternative size (human readable) of files and directories (biggest last)

Update twitter via curl

Get your external IP address ( 10 characters long )
Shortest url to a external IP-service, 10 characters.

Extract title from HTML files
Case Insensitive! and Works even if the "<title>...</title>" spans over multiple line. Simple! :-)

Server load and process monitoring
In certain cases you mighy need to monitor the server load caused by certain process. For example HTTP, while stress testing apache using ab (apache benchmark) you may want to monitor the server status,load, # of spawned HTTP processes, # of established connections, # of connections in close wait state, apache memory footprint etc.

Sort file greater than a specified size in human readeable format including their path and typed by color, running from current directory
1. find file greater than 10 MB 2. direct it to xargs 3. xargs pass them as argument to ls

Have an ssh session open forever
Open a ssh session opened forever, great on laptops losing Internet connectivity when switching WIFI spots.

Add Password Protection to a file your editing in vim.
While I love gpg and truecrypt there's some times when you just want to edit a file and not worry about keys or having to deal needing extra software on hand. Thus, you can use vim's encrypted file format. For more info on vim's encrypted files visit: http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/editing.html#encryption


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