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Fast, built-in pipe-based data sink
This is shorter and actually much faster than >/dev/null (see sample output for timings) Plus, it looks like a disappointed face emoticon.

A fun thing to do with ram is actually open it up and take a peek. This command will show you all the string (plain text) values in ram

Find the package that installed a command

drop first column of output by piping to this

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Press a key automatically
Press a key automatically via xvkbd.

Remove all files previously extracted from a tar(.gz) file.

Generate a random password 30 characters long

find and grep Word docs
Find Word docs by filename in the current directory, convert each of them to plain text using antiword (taking care of spaces in filenames), then grep for a search term in the particular file. (Of course, it's better to save your data as plain text to make for easier grepping, but that's not always possible.) Requires antiword. Or you can modify it to use catdoc instead.

Create a local compressed tarball from remote host directory
This improves on #9892 by compressing the directory on the remote machine so that the amount of data transferred over the network is much smaller. The command uses ssh(1) to get to a remote host, uses tar(1) to archive and compress a remote directory, prints the result to STDOUT, which is written to a local file. In other words, we are archiving and compressing a remote directory to our local box.


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