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Use a var with more text only if it exists
See "Parameter Expansion" in the bash manpage. They refer to this as "Use Alternate Value", but we're including the var in the at alternative.

Count Files in a Directory with Wildcards.
Remove the '-maxdepth 1' option if you want to count in directories as well

Convert any sequence of spaces/tabs to single space/tab
Remove empty lines additionally: $ tr -s ' \t\n' 2.txt identical with: $ tr -s '[:space:]' 2.txt To "clean perfectly" a text or code file, You can combine this command with another one: $ while read l; do echo -e "$l"; done 2.txt (= remove all leading and trailing spaces or tabs from all lines of a text file)

find the longest command in your history

open a screenshot of a remote desktop via ssh
standard image viewers do not seem to be able to open a FIFO file. xloadimage was the first one i've stumbled upon that can handle this.

Check variable has been set

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"

Google Translate
allow multiword translations

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

Rename duplicates from MusicBrainz Picard
Renames duplicates from MusicBrainz Picard, so you get the latest copy and not a bunch of duplicates.


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