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a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

Add timestamp to history
History usually only gives the command number and the command. This will add a timestamp to the history file. Note: this will only put the correct timestamp on commands used after the export is done. You may want to put this in your .bashrc

copy working directory and compress it on-the-fly while showing progress
What happens here is we tell tar to create "-c" an archive of all files in current dir "." (recursively) and output the data to stdout "-f -". Next we specify the size "-s" to pv of all files in current dir. The "du -sb . | awk ?{print $1}?" returns number of bytes in current dir, and it gets fed as "-s" parameter to pv. Next we gzip the whole content and output the result to out.tgz file. This way "pv" knows how much data is still left to be processed and shows us that it will take yet another 4 mins 49 secs to finish. Credit: Peteris Krumins http://www.catonmat.net/blog/unix-utilities-pipe-viewer/

Use color grep by default
Alias the grep command to show colored results by default.

Find name of package which installed a given shell command
Some command names are very different from the name of the package that installed them. Sometimes, you may want to find out the name of the package that provided a command on a system, so that you can install it on another system.

check the status of 'dd' in progress (OS X)
Your platform may not have pv by default. If you are using Homebew on OSX, simply 'brew install pv'.

View internet connection activity in a browser
In addition to generating the current connections, it also opens then in your default browser on gnome.

recursive remove all htm files

Compute the average number of KB per file for each dir
Use this to find identify if dirs mostly contain large or small files.

du with colored bar graph
A more efficient way, with reversed order to put the focus in the big ones.


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