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oneliner to transfer a directory using ssh and tar
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Coping files, excluding certain files
Preserve file structure when coping and exclude some file o dir patterns

Find files containing string and open in vim
I often use "vim -p" to open in tabs rather than buffers.

Make vim open in tabs by default (save to .profile)
I always add this to my .profile rc so I can do things like: "vim *.c" and the files are opened in tabs.

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Recursively move folders/files and preserve their permissions and ownership perfectly

Re-emerge all ebuilds with missing files (Gentoo Linux)
Revised approach to and3k's version, using pipes and read rather than command substitution. This does not require fiddling with IFS when paths have whitespace, and does not risk hitting command-line size limits. It's less verbose on the missing files, but it stops iterating at the first file that's missing, so it should be definitely faster. I expanded all the qlist options to be more self-describing.

If (and only if) the variable is not set, prompt users and give them a default option already filled in.
The read command reads input and puts it into a variable. With -i you set an initial value. In this case I used a known environment variable.

export iPad App list to txt file
This will generate the same output without changing the current directory, and filepath will be relative to the current directory. Note: it will (still) fail if your iTunes library is in a non-standard location.


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