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Ensure that each machine that you log in to has its own history file
On systems where your home directory is shared across different machines, your bash history will be global, rather than being a separate history per machine. This setting in your .bashrc file will ensure that each machine has its own history file.

converts a directory full of source tarballs into a bzr repository so you can compare different versions easily

Takes and displays screenshot of Android phone over adb.
Dependencies on phone: adb access, screencap command, base64 command. Dependencies on computer: adb, sed, base64, display (from imagemagick, but can substitute other image viewer which reads from stdin). This should work around adb stupidies (i.e. that it replaces \n with \r\n) with base64.

Change tha mac adresse
eth0 = the name of the interface 00:01:02:03:04:05 = the new mac adresse the same thing for wireless card $ sudo iwconfig eth1 hw ether 00:01:02:03:04:05

Convert a date to timestamp
Simple way to get a timestamp from a date

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"

List your sudo rights
List the commands you have the right to use with sudo.

find text in a file
this will find text in the directory you specify and give you line where it appears.

Recursively chmod all dirs to 755 and all files to 644

Matrix Style
Solves "tr" issues with non C-locales under BSD-like systems (like OS X)


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