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Get backup from remote host, then expand in current directory using tar

Resume scp of a big file
It can resume a failed secure copy ( usefull when you transfer big files like db dumps through vpn ) using rsync. It requires rsync installed in both hosts. rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh $file_source [email protected]$host:$destination_file local -> remote or rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh [email protected]$host:$remote_file $destination_file remote -> local

Fast, built-in pipe-based data sink
This is shorter and actually much faster than >/dev/null (see sample output for timings) Plus, it looks like a disappointed face emoticon.

OpenSSL one line CSR & Key generation

list files recursively by size

finds the c files with lines containing 'mcs', in the folders under the current folder

Generate Sha1, MD5 hash using echo
This is mostly for my own notes but this command will compute a md5 message digest from the command line. You can also replace md5sum with other checksum commands (e.g., sha1sum)

Assign function keys to your frequent commands
This is a common use of bind. Hitting any key after will output the key's character sequence. This makes possible using it into a bind command. So pressing ctrl+v and then F2 will output "^[[12~", once binded every time you'll press the function key F2 it will execute your command. Added the \n to make it execute it as well.

Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from
This works even if there are spaces in any word in the command line.

send kernel log (dmesg) notifications to root via cron
this is helpful because dmesg is where i/o errors, etc are logged to... you will also be able to see when the system reboots or someone attaches a thumb drive, etc. don't forget to set yourself up in /etc/aliases to get roots email.


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