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Apply, in parallel, a bc expression to CSV
Define a function that applies bc, the *nix calculator, with the specified expression to all rows of the input CSV. The first column is mapped to {1}, second one to {2}, and so forth. See sample output for an example. This function uses all available cores thanks to GNU Parallel. Requires GNU Parallel

Include a remote file (in vim)
Like vim scp://yourhost//your/file but in vim cmds.

Remove color codes (special characters) with sed

Get the 10 biggest files/folders for the current direcotry
This command simply outputs 10 files in human readable, that takes most space on your disk in current directory.

Delete all files found in directory A from directory B
This command is useful if you accidentally untar or unzip an archive in a directory and you want to automatically remove the files. Just untar the files again in a subdirectory and then run the above command e.g. $ for file in ~/Desktop/temp/*; do rm ~/Desktop/`basename $file`; done

Rename many files in directories and subdirectories
This is probably overkill, but I have some issues when the directories have spaces in their names. The $ find . -type d -print0 | while read -d $'\0' dir; do xxx; done loops over all the subdirectories in this place, ignoring the white spaces (to some extend). $ cd "$dir"; echo " process $dir"; cd -; goes to the directory and back. It also prints some info to check the progress. $ find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.ogg.mp3" -exec rename 's/.ogg.mp3/.mp3/' {} \; renames the file within the current directory. The whole should work with directories and file names that include white spaces.

Get the date for the last Saturday of a given month
If your locale has Monday as the first day of the week, like mine in the UK, change the two $7 into $6

Swap a file or dir with quick resotre
This lets you replace a file or directory and quickly revert if something goes wrong. For example, the current version of a website's files are in public_html. Put a new version of the site in public_html~ and execute the command. The names are swapped. If anything goes wrong, execute it again (up arrow or !!).

Recursive chmod all files and directories within the current directory

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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