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File rotation without rename command
Rotates log files with "gz"-extension in a directory for 7 days and enumerates the number in file name. i.e.: logfile.1.gz > logfile.2.gz I needed this line due to the limitations on AIX Unix systems which do not ship with the rename command.

Rename files in batch

Dock Thunderbird in system tray and hide main window
Dock Thunderbird in system tray and hide main window. Very useful for startup scripts. Of course you can dock any app of your choice.

Read null character seperated fields from a file
Handle any bad named file which contains ",',\n,\b,\t,` etc Store the file name as null character separated list $find . -print0 >name.lst and retrieve it using $read -r -d "" Eg: $find . -print0 >name.lst; $cat name.lst| while IFS="" read -r -d "" file; $do $ls -l "$file"; $done

Recompress all text files in a subdirectory with lzma
This will deal nicely with filenames containing newlines and will run one lzma process per CPU core. It requires GNU Parallel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpaiGYxkSuQ

Create several copies of a file
Copy a file to a range of other files.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Print text string vertically, one character per line.

how many pages will my text files print on?
This gives a very rough estimate of how many pages your text files will print on. Assumes 60 lines per page, and does not take long lines into account.


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