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Find your graphics chipset
Displays only the VGA adapter/chipset being used for the graphics. In this case, it gave me the "M22" and "Mobility Radeon x300" that I needed to research a graphics issue I was having.

yum -q list updates | tail -n+2

multiline data block parse and CSV data extraction with perl
extract data in multiline blocks of data with perl pattern matching loop

Find the package that installed a command

Compare prices in euro of the HTC Desire on all the european websites of Expansys.
You think Expansys in all these countries will sell the HTC Desire for the same price? Well, you'll be surprised. Most of them will be sold at 499.99 EUR but the cheapest can be found in Germany and the most expensive, in Belgium.

Show git branches by date - useful for showing active branches

auto terminal title change
above line in .bash_profile will give you window title in putty or terminal client when you login to your remote server

List the size (in human readable form) of all sub folders from the current location
Simple and easy to remember. -h is human, -d1 = depth 1. disk usage, human, depth 1

Report all quota usage
Check disk quota for all user

Force the script to be started as root
Place this code at the beginning of your script to ensure that it can only be executed by the root.


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