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Enable cd by variable names
Usage: $ mydir=/very/long/path/to/a/dir $ cd mydir I often need to cd where no man wants to go (i.e. long path). by enabling the shell option cdable_vars, I can tell cd to assume the destination is the name of a variable.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Find the package that installed a command

Create an SSH tunnel for accessing your remote MySQL database with a local port

Find artist and title of a music cd, UPC code given (first result only)
I like curl better than wget, I just think that curl -s is a lot simpler than wget ... see I forget what you even have to do to get wget to pipe it's output Anyway, all in one sed command as "requested"

Recursively grep thorugh directory for string in file.
-R, -r, --recursive Read all files under each directory, recursively; this is equivalent to the -d recurse option.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Convert all old SVN repositories in one directory to new format

Fetch the current human population of Earth
Fetches the world population JSON data from the US census and parses it uses jshon

Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'
top accecpts a comma separated list of PIDs.


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