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make a log of a terminal session
Creates a log of a session in a file called typescript. Or specify the file with: $script filename Exit the session with control-d.

Rename files in batch

Start dd and show progress every X seconds
Adjust "sleep X" to your needs. *NOTE: First sleep is required because bash doesn't have a "post-test" syntax (do XXX while).

find all executable files across the entire tree
I can think of using this command after compiling an downloaded source from anywhere as an easy way to find all executable products. We usually issue the $ find command (without arguments) to list the full paths of all directories and sub-directories and files in the entire current tree. Similar command is $ tree -aicfnF

Function that counts recursively number of lines of all files in specified folders

Time Synchronisation with NTP

In-Place search/replace with datestamped backup
Does an in situ search-replace but leaves a datestamped backup. A variation with more precision: sed -i.`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S 's/pattern/replace' [filename]

Search for a line of text in a directory of files recursively (while limiting to certain file extensions)

Easy way to scroll up und down to change to one of n last visited directories.
This alias is meant to append n (here is n=10) most recently used cd commands to the bottom of history file. This way you can easily change to one of previous visited directories simply by hitting 1-10 times arrow up key. Hint: You can make more aliases implying the same rule for any set of frequently used long and complex commands like: mkisof, rdesktop, gpg...

import gpg key from the web
imports a public key from the web. I know this by head.. but useful nevertheless


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