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find and delete empty dirs, start in current working dir

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"

Sort IPV4 ip addresses

Get the time since epoch
Get the time since epoch. Useful when working with commands and logs which use this format.

urldecoding
$ echo "http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com" | sed -e's/%\([0-9A-F][0-9A-F]\)/\\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e http://www.google.com $ Works under bash on linux. just alter the '-e' option to its corresponding equivalence in your system to execute escape characters correctly.

True Random Dice Roll
/dev/urandom is cryptographically secure, and indistinguishable from true random, as it gathers data from external sources, influenced by human timing interactions with computers, to fill the entropy pool, and hashes the input with SHA-1. As such, this is a quick way to do a "true random" fair-6 dice roll. Using this method, you could easily create passphrases with Diceware http://diceware.com. Change the head(1) count to something other than 5 for more or less numbers.

list files recursively by size

Search and play youtube videos directly to terminal (no X needed)
pyt 'Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin' pyt 'brain damage - Pink Floyd' No web browser or even X needed. Just a cli and internet connection! mplayer is pauseable and can skip ahead This may break if youtube changes their search html.

Google URL shortener
Use curl and sed to shorten an URL using goo.gl without any other api

create a new script, automatically populating the shebang line, editing the script, and making it executable.
The first argument is the interpreter for your script, the second argument is the name of the script to create.


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