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ssh autocomplete
Stop tormenting the poor animal cat. See http://sial.org/howto/shell/useless-cat/. Edit: replaced $ sort | uniq by $ sort -u

Get information on your graphics card on linux (such as graphics memory size)
probably only works if you have one graphics card. used this: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-find-linux-vga-video-card-ram/ as reference can be expanded, for example: $ lspci -v -s `lspci | awk '/VGA/{print $1}'` | sed -n '/Memory.*, prefetchable/s/.*\[size=\([^]]\+\)\]/\1/p' will just get the amount of prefetchable memory compare to: $ lshw -C display which does not give the size (it does give byte ranges and you could calculate the size from that, but that's a pain) Also uses a command which is not standard on linux; wheras lspci is a core utility provided by most systems

tar+pbzip2 a dir

See a full list of compiler defined symbols
From http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/01/msg00971.html .

Find all plain text files that do not contain STRING

Change proccess affinity.
Set the affinity of a process to a particular core(s). Arguments for processor include a comma separated list, or a range. (example: 1,2 or 0-3) You can use top in smp mode (Press 1) to see the changes to the affinity.

Comment current line
This should work with different locales. Another post reports

list files in 'hitlar' mode
Was playing with the shell. It struck to me, just by rearranging the parameters, i was able to remember what they did and in a cool way. Enter the 'hitlar' mode. bash-3.2$ ls -hitlar Shows all items with inodes, in list view, human readable size, sorted by modification time in reverse, bash-3.2$ ls -Fhitlar Shows the same with classification info. Add the hitlar mode alias to your .bashrc. bash-3.2$ echo "alias hitlar='ls -Fhitlar'" >> ~/.bashrc bash-3.2$ hitlar bash-3.2$ hitlar filename

File rotation without rename command
Rotates log files with "gz"-extension in a directory for 7 days and enumerates the number in file name. i.e.: logfile.1.gz > logfile.2.gz I needed this line due to the limitations on AIX Unix systems which do not ship with the rename command.


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