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Shows a less detailed output, made only of the process tree and their pids.

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
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Getting information about model no. of computer
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Convert .flv to .3gp
Download YouTube videos as .flv and convert them to .3gp for your mobile phone.

Watch memcache traffic
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Replace duplicate files by hardlinks
This variation can handle file paths containing spaces.

Mark packages installed with build-dep for autoremove (on Debian/Ubuntu)
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Download all data from Google Ngram Viewer
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extract audio from flv to mp3

find files ignoring .svn and its decendents


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