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Verify/edit bash history command before executing it
Bash history commands are those that begin with the character ! (eg. the most popular 'sudo !!' Explained here => http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/13). By default bash immediately executes the history command. Setting this shell option will make bash first allow you to verify/edit an history command before executing it. To set this option permanently, put this command in ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc file. To unset this option issue following command. $shopt -u histverify

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs
I removed the dependency of the English language

Get My Public IP Address

copies 20 most recently downloaded mp3 files (such as from Miro) into a directory
Change ~/tmp to the destination directory, such as your mounted media. Change -n20 to whatever number of files to copy. It should quit when media is full. I use this to put my most recently downloaded podcasts onto my phone.

Find the package that installed a command

Create Bash script to change modification time of files
Create a bash script to change the modification time for each file in 'files.txt' such that they are in the same order as in 'files.txt' File name for bash script specified by variable, 'scriptName'. It is made an executable once writing into it has been completed.

Read the output of a command into the buffer in vim
This will append the output of "command" to whatever file you're currently editing in vim. Who else has good vim tricks? :)

ARP Scan
A much quicker and (not dirtier) option. use the man page for help. On linux/ubuntu you will need to `sudo apt-get -y install arp-scan`.

Save your terminal commands in bash history in real time
Use this command if you want your terminal commands be saved in your history file in real time instead of waiting until the terminal is closed

Get the Volume labels all bitlocker volumes had before being encrypted
Get information of volume labels of bitlocker volumes, even if they are encrypted and locked (no access to filesystem, no password provided). Note that the volume labels can have spaces, but only if you name then before encryption. Renaming a bitlocker partition after being encrypted does not have the same effect as doing it before.


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