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Get debian package names corresponding to latex packages used in a document

Who invoked me? / Get parent command
Get the name of the parent command. This might be helpful, if you need to react on that information. E. g. a script called directly via ssh has got sshd as parent, manually invoked the parent process will probably be bash

Secure copy from one server to another without rsync and preserve users, etc
Source: http://unix.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.unix.shell/2008-04/msg00068.html

list files recursively by size

Print permanent subtitles on a video
It prints myvideo.srt subtitle files in myvideo.avi, saving it in myvideo_subtitled.avi

Slugify: converts strings in any language into Slugs (friendly names to use in URLs and filenames)
Slug the part of an URL which identifies a page using human-readable keywords. Slugs are used to construct friendly URLs (often for permalinks) that are easy to type, descriptive, and easy to remember.

Download an entire ftp directory using wget
If the username includes an @ you can use this one: wget -r --user=username_here --password=pass_here ftp://ftp.example.com

add all files not under version control to repository
checks which files are not under version control, fetches the names and runs them through "svn add". WARNING: doesn't work with white spaces.

Watch active calls on an Asterisk PBX

erase content from a cdrw


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