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remove oprhan package on debian based system

Tail a log-file over the network
it also works with the chrome browser. The alternative with tail and nc doesn't

Annotate tail -f with timestamps

Add line number count as C-style comments
I often find the need to number enumerations and other lists when programming. With this command, create a new file called 'inputfile' with the text you want to number. Paste the contents of 'outputfile' back into your source file and fix the tabbing if necessary. You can also change this to output hex numbering by changing the "%02d" to "%02x". If you need to start at 0 replace "NR" with "NR-1". I adapted this from http://osxdaily.com/2010/05/20/easily-add-line-numbers-to-a-text-file/.

FInd the 10 biggest files taking up disk space

List the binaries installed by a Debian package
GNU grep's perl-compatible regular expression(PCRE).

Discover full java className for import;
If you want to code without a IDE, using java may be painful to discover correct full class names to import. This script google it with javadoc word, then with some luck we got the javadoc as first item. next it curl the target javadoc and extract full name from it. Can by customized to extract other javadoc infos. Pre-reqs: bash, google-chrome, html2text and core-utils

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.

split a string (1)

strip non-constant number of directories from tar archive while decompressing
If you want to decompress the files from an archive to current directory by stripping all directory paths, use --transform option to strip path information. Unfortunately, --strip-components option is good if the target files have same and constant depth of folders. The idea was taken from http://www.unix.com/solaris/145941-how-extract-files-tar-file-without-creating-directories.html


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