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Mount a VMware virtual disk (.vmdk) file on a Linux box
Assumes XP/2000/2003. For Server 2008+ try offset=105,906,176 You can find this number in the System Information utility under Partition Starting Offset. UEFI based boxes you want partition 2 since the first is just the boot files (and FAT). This works with (storage side) snapshots which is handy for single file restores on NFS mounted VMware systems

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Make changes in .bashrc immediately available

Grep recursively for a pattern and open all files that match, in order, in Vim, landing on 1st match

Creates PodFeeds.txt, a file that lists the URLs of rhythmbox podcasts from the rhythmdb.xml file.
The first grep any line with pod-feed in it plus the following five lines. The second grep throws out any line not containing . sed removes the leading four spaces then and the trailing . Using a colon as sed's separating character avoids having to escape the /. Works ok with Mythbuntu 9.04 (used mostly as a three line bash script).

export iPad App list to txt file
This will generate the same output without changing the current directory, and filepath will be relative to the current directory. Note: it will (still) fail if your iTunes library is in a non-standard location.

Uptime in minute
Want to run scripts/programs in the system after starting X minute [ For letting the system to free ]? This will give uptime in minute.

Remove an IP address ban that has been errantly blacklisted by denyhosts
download the denyhosts-remove script from http://www.atrixnet.com/remove-an-ip-address-ban-that-has-been-errantly-blacklisted-by-denyhosts/

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

Better recursive grep with pretty colors... requires ruby and gems (run: "gem install rak")


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