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Tell Analytics to fuck itself.
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exec chmod to subfiles
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Recursively grep thorugh directory for string in file.
Print line numbers also, so you don't have to search through the files once its open for the string you already grepped for.

Recursive replace of directory and file names in the current directory.
no grep, no perl, no pipe. even better in zsh/bash4: $ for i in **/*oldname*; do "mv $i ${i/oldname/newname/}"; done No find, no grep, no perl, no pipe

show the date every rpm was installed
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Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Silently Execute a Shell Script that runs in the background and won't die on HUP/logout
This command runs your shell script in the background with no output of any kind, and it will remain running even after you logout.

Show used disk space:

Open a file with specified application.
This command require mac os x.


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