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Show sorted list of files with sizes more than 1MB in the current dir
Taken from here: http://linsovet.com/directory-usage-size-sorted-list

Clean up after a poorly-formed tar file
These days, most software distributed in tar files will just contain a directory at the top level, but some tar files don't have this and can leave you with a mess of files in the current folder if you blindly execute $ tar zxvf something.tar.gz This command can help you clean up after such a mistake. However, note that this has the potential to do bad things if someone has been *really* nasty with filenames.

Start a command on only one CPU core
This is useful if you have a program which doesn't work well with multicore CPUs. With taskset you can set its CPU affinity to run on only one core.

Downsample mp3s to 128K
This will lower the quality of mp3 files, but is necessary to play them on some mobile devices.

apt-get upgrade with bandwidth limit
Trickle is here: http://monkey.org/~marius/pages/?page=trickle Trickle is a simple bandwidth limiter

Output Detailed Process Tree for any User
An easy function to get a process tree listing (very detailed) for all the processes of any gived user. This function is also in my http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html

Disable graphical login on Solaris
With a full installation of Solaris 10, the graphical login and desktop will start by default. This command will disable that feature. To enable it again use: /usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e

ignore the .svn directory in filename completion
When browsing java source code (for example) it's really annoying having to type the first letter of the package when there is only one package in the subdir. man bash for more info about FIGNORE

Notepad in a browser (type this in the URL bar)
It doesn't save your notes, but it's great for jotting something down quickly.

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested


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