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Use AWS CLI and JQ to get a list of instances sorted by launch time
Use the AWS CLI tools to generate a list instances, then pipe them to JQ to show only their launch time and instance id. Finally use sort to bring them out in runtime order. Find all those instances you launched months ago and have forgotten about.

Create multiple subfolders in one command.

merge pdf using bash brace exansion
merge pdf from pg_0001.pdf until pg_0009.pdf into MyFile.pdf

Find directory depth
Returns a the directory depth.

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.

Create a bash script from last n commands
Uses history to get the last n+1 commands (since this command will appear as the most recent), then strips out the line number and this command using sed, and appends the commands to a file.

Submit data to a HTML form with POST method and save the response
Assume that you have a form , in the source look for something similar to : input name="rid" type="TEXT" input name="submit" value="SUBMIT" type="SUBMIT" align="center" Then exec the command to get the response into html More info : www.h3manth.com

Creates a symbolic link or overwrites an existing one
-n: dereference the existing link -v: (optional) to be sure of what is being done -f: force the deletion of the existing one -s: creates a symlink Be careful: the destination can also be a file or a directory and it will be overwritten.

Count all files in directories recursively with find
Counts the files present in the different directories recursively. One only has to change maxdepth to have further insight in the directory hierarchy. Found at unix.stackexchange.com: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4105/how-do-i-count-all-the-files-recursively-through-directories

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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