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Find the package that installed a command

Check if the files in current directory has the RPATH variable defined
Using gentoo prefix portage I got in a situation where some packages did not contain the needed RPATH variable. This command helped me to find out which ones I should recompile

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"

Type a random string into a X11 window
Just after you type enter, you have 3 seconds to switch window, then "texthere" will be "typed" in the X11 application that has focus. Very useful to beat your score at games such as "How fast can you type A-Z".

Display full tree information of a single process

Resume aborted scp file transfers
Put it into your sh startup script (I use alias scpresume='rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh' in bash). When a file transfer via scp has aborted, just use scpresume instead of scp and rsync will copy only the parts of the file that haven't yet been transmitted.

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 character classes
Today I needed a way to print various character classes to use as input for a program I was writing. Also a nice way to visualize character classes.

Avoids ssh timeouts by sending a keep alive message to the server every 60 seconds
ssh_config is the system-wide configuration file for ssh. For per-user configuration, which allows for different settings for each host: $echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> ~/.ssh/ssh_config On OSX: $echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> ~/.ssh/config or $echo 'ServerAliveInterval 60' >> ~/etc/ssh_config

Remove text from file1 which is in file2 and stores it in an other file
This command compares file2 with file1 and removes the lines that are in file1 from file2. Handy if you have a file where file1 was the origional and you want to remove the origional data from your file2.


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