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Edit a PDF's metadata using exiftool
Edit the pdf file foo.pdf's metadata. -overwrite_original overwrites the original file (w/o it exiftool creates a new file)

Find files of two different extensions and copy them to a directory

What is the use of this switch ?
Find the usage of a switch with out searching through the entire man page. Usage: manswitch [cmd] [switch] Eg: $manswitch grep silent ____________________________ In simple words $man | grep "\-" Eg: $man grep | grep "\-o" This is not a standard method but works.

Deal with dot files safely

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

Get your commandlinefu points (upvotes - downvotes)
This will calculate the your commandlinefu votes (upvotes - downvotes). Hopefully this will boost my commandlinefu points.

Check how far along (in %) your program is in a file
Say you're started "xzcat bigdata.xz | complicated-processing-program >summary" an hour ago, and you of course forgot to enable progress output (you could've just put "awk 'NR%1000==0{print NR>"/dev/stderr"}{print}'" in the pipeline but it's too late for that now). But you really want some idea of how far along your program is. Then you can run the above command to see how many % along xzcat is in reading the file. Note that this is for the GNU/Linux version of lsof; the one found on e.g. Darwin has slightly different output so the awk part may need some tweaks.

list files recursively by size

Have netcat listening on your ports and use telnet to test connection
This will start a netcat process listening on port 666. If you are able connect to your your server, netcat will receive the data being sent and spit it out to the screen (it may look like random garbage, so you might want to redirect it to a file).

rsync should continue even if connection lost
Manage partial uploads using append option.


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