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AWS Route53 hosted zone export
Frustrated with the manual domain migration process AWS has, I unsuccessfully tried to install cli53, route53-transfer. I instead wrote this oneliner to ease the export (which is not supported via the AWS console ATM). The output can be easily pasted into the "Import Hosted Zone" dialog in Route53. SOA/NS records are excluded since they cannot be automatically imported.

List upcoming events on google calendar
Requires googlecl (http://code.google.com/p/googlecl/) Even better when you wrap this in a script and allow the --date=STRING to be $1. Then you can type: whatson "next Thursday" The date string for UNIX date is very flexible. You can also add --cal "[regex]" to the end for multiple calendars.

Synchronize date and time with a server over ssh
using -u is better for standardizing date output and timezones, for servers in different timezones.

restore the contents of a deleted file for which a descriptor is still available
Note that the file at the given path will have the contents of the (still) deleted file, but it is a new file with a new node number; in other words, this restores the data, but it does not actually "undelete" the old file. I posted a function declaration encapsulating this functionality to http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/7yx6f/how_to_undelete_any_open_deleted_file_in_linux/c07sqwe (please excuse the crap formatting).

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

Display screen window number in prompt
Add this to your $HOME/.bashrc file. It will only set this prompt if it is running inside screen ($WINDOW var is set) Looks like this... $ [email protected]:~[2]$

Sort output by column
(separator = $IFS)

Most simple way to get a list of open ports

Eliminate dead symlinks interactively in /usr/ recursevely
Its not mine... I get from textlive migration in gentoo : http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/tex/texlive-migration-guide.xml

Find and delete thunderbird's msf files to make your profile work quickly again.


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