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Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

Socksify any program to avoid restrictive firwalls
Require: - tsocks (deb pkg) - A working SOCKS proxy. It's easy with ssh: $ ssh -N -D localhost:1080 your.home.pc -p 443 - tsocks configuration in your /etc/tsocks.conf (for the previous): server = 127.0.0.1 server_port = 1080

sum a column of numbers

Report all quota usage
Check disk quota for all user

Take screenshots with imagemagick
Now try this. Ones you see small cross arrow, double click on any window you like to make a screenshot "selectively".

list files recursively by size

Mac osx friendly version of this terminal typing command at 200ms per key

find xargs mv

A DESTRUCTIVE command to render a drive unbootable
Overwrites the boot sector. Since this doesn't overwrite any data, you can usually recover by re-creating the partition table exactly the same as before you zeroed it. This can also help sometimes if you install a new drive in a Windows machine which can't read it.

Inverted cowsay
It's quite fun to invert text using "flip.pl" (ref: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2078323 ). Slightly more challenging is to flip a whole "cowsay". :-)


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