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wget with resume
I couldn't find this on the site and it's a useful switch. Great for large files.

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.

Join a folder full of split files
If you use newsgroups then you'll have come across split files before. Joining together a whole batch of them can be a pain so this will do the whole folder in one.

Comment current line
This should work with different locales. Another post reports

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"

One liner to kill a process when knowing only the port where the process is running

Lookup hostname for IP address

Press ctrl+r in a bash shell and type a few letters of a previous command
In the sample output, I pressed ctrl+r and typed the letters las. I can't imagine how much typing this has saved me.

Find the package that installed a command

Simple colourized JSON formatting for BASH
Leave out pygmentize or `pip install pygments` first.


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