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eavesdrop
Record off the microphone on a remote computer and listen to it live through your speakers locally.

Sort your music
This will mv all your mp3 files in the current directory to $ARTIST/$ALBUM/$NAME.mp3 Make sure not to use sudo - as some weird things can happen if the mp3 file doesn't have id3 tags.

find all file larger than 500M
Greater than 500M and sorted by size.

Bare Metal IRC Client
Uses the extremely cool utilities netcat and expect. "expect" logs in & monitors for server PING checks. When a PING is received it sends the PONG needed to stay connected. IRC commands to try: HELP, TIME, MOTD, JOIN and PRIVMSG The "/" in front of IRC commands are not needed, e.g. type JOIN #mygroup Learn about expect: http://tldp.org/LDP/LGNET/issue48/fisher.html The sample output shows snippets from an actual IRC session. Please click UP button if you like it!

Real full backup copy of /etc folder
Yes, rsync(1) supports local directories. And, should anything change, it's trivial to run the command again, and grab only the changes, instead of the full directory.

Create a DOS floppy image
mount with: mount -t msdos -o loop ./floppy.img /tmp/mnt

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Juste a reminder that this works.
You can do some boolean logic like A or B then C else D using or : || and : && So you can do some : # false || false && echo true || echo false false # true || false && echo true || echo false true # false || true && echo true || echo false true # true || true && echo true || echo false true and so on ... I use it like : $(ssh example.com 'test something') || $(ssh example.net 'test something') && echo ok || echo ko

Find recursively, from current directory down, files and directories whose names contain single or multiple whitespaces and replace each such occurrence with a single underscore.
Note the g for global in the perl expression; without it, only the first occurrence in the name would be replaced.

Generate map of your hardware


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