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move you up one directory quickly
Alias a single character 'b' to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file. Using "cd .." is one of the most repetitive sequence of characters you'll in the command line. Bring it down to two keys 'b' and 'enter'. It stands for "back" Also useful to have multiple: alias b='cd ../' alias bb='cd ../../' alias bbb='cd ../../../' alias bbbb='cd ../../../../'

Freshening up RKhunter
Not everyone reads manpages. Aliasing this command will help with the task of doing audits with RKhunter. It will check for the latest version, update the definitions and then run a check on the system. Hint: alias that in your .bashrc to make life for your fingers easier.

Watch how many tcp connections there are per state every two seconds.

Create a thumbnail from a video file

Shell function to create a directory named with the current date, in the format YYYYMMDD.
Creates a directory named with the current date, in the format YYYYMMDD. If you give it a directory name as an argument, it will create the new directory inside the specified directory. This is an alternative to command #1993.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Synchronise a file from a remote server
You will be prompted for a password unless you have your public keys set-up.

Check if the LHC has destroyed the world
This says if the LHC has destroyed the world. Run it in a loop to monitor the state of Earth. Might not work reliable, if the world has actually been destroyed.

Show total size of each subdirectory, broken down by KB,MB,GB,TB

Create a DOS floppy image
mount with: mount -t msdos -o loop ./floppy.img /tmp/mnt


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