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Remove Thumbs.db files from folders
An alternative which uses the advanced zsh globbing (pattern matching)

Retrieve a random command from the commandlinefu.com API
Seeing that we get back plain text anyway we don't need lynx. Also the sed-part removes the credit line.

List files with full path
Using just globing

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sda
removes all files/filesystems of a harddisk. It removes EVERYTHING of your hard disk. Be carefull when to select a device. It does not prompt for and second check.

Apply permissions only to files
To apply only to dirs: $ chmod 755 $(find . -type d) Use -R parameters for recursive walk.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Capitalize first letter of each word in a string - A ruby alternative
"-n" loops around ; "-e" executes the given quoted string ; "$_" is the current line ; "split" creates an array on white space; each item of the array is "collected" to be then "capitalized" ; the array is "joined" back into a string.

Send a binary file as an attachment to an email
The uuencode utility will encode your file so that it can be sent as an attachment to an email. It is part of the sharutils package in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora.

Deleting Files from svn which are missing


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