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Backup a directory structure
Copies a directory structure from /home/ to /backups/home (notice that the destination does not have a trailing slash)

notify yourself when a long-running command which has ALREADY STARTED is finished
If you want to be notified when a long-running command is finished, but you have already started it: CTRL+Z $ fg; echo "finished" | sendmail [email protected] I use a script to post a tweet, which sends me a txt: $ fg; echo "finished" | tweet

Find out which process uses an old lib and needs a restart after a system update
Shows the full output of lsof.

Reads a CD/DVD and creates an dvdisaster iso image with the advanced RS02 method.

Reset hosed terminal,
stty sane resets the tty to basic usable function. The ^J is a newline -- sometimes CR/LF interpretation is broken so use the ^J explicitly.

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Watch Aljazeera live

list files recursively by size

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

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"


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