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put command in a loop to keep trying a connection
This will keep trying to reconnect your netcat connection can be used with SSH or Telnet, just substitute nc for ssh or telnet very useful for troubleshooting VPNs were you want to send continuous packets towards a destination to trace.

Exclude .svn, .git and other VCS junk for a pristine tarball
~$ tar --version tar (GNU tar) 1.20

Archive all files that have not been modified in the last days
Finally, we can make the file "unchangeable" sudo chattr +i

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

Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'
Like command 10870, but no need for sed

Execute a sudo command remotely, without displaying the password
The ssh command alone will execute the sudo command remotely, but the password will be visible in the terminal as you type it. The two stty commands disable the terminal from echoing the password back to you, which makes the remote sudo act as it does locally.

Git diff last two commits
How about this one ?

Selecting a random file/folder of a folder
Also looks in subfolders

Manually Pause/Unpause Firefox Process with POSIX-Signals
Continue with: $killall -CONT -m firefox Suspends all Firefox Threads. Results in Zero CPU load. Useful when having 100+ Tabs open and you temporarily need the power elsewhere. Be careful - might produce RACE CONDITIONS or LOCKUPS in other processes or FF itself. matching is case sensitive.

Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.
Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes. Works best in a shell script run at startup. acpi is called for temperature and fed to notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.


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