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Retrieve a random command from the commandlinefu.com API
Can be integrated into your .bashrc if you like. You'll probably want to grep out my name.

Check if the files in current directory has the RPATH variable defined
Using gentoo prefix portage I got in a situation where some packages did not contain the needed RPATH variable. This command helped me to find out which ones I should recompile

Console clock -- within screen
Configures screen to always display the clock in the last line (has to be configured only once). After that you not only have got the possibility to detach sessions and run them in background, but also have got a nice clock permanently on your screen.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

remove all spaces from all files in current folder

Get the size of all the directories in current directory

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

run a command whenever a file is touched
This is useful if you'd like to see the output of a script while you edit it. Each time you save the file the command is executed. I thought for sure something like this already exists - and it probably does. I'm on an older system and tend to be missing some useful things. Examples: $ ontouchdo yourscript 'clear; yourscript somefiletoparse' Edit yourscript in a separate window and see new results each time you save. $ ontouchdo crufty.html 'clear; xmllint --noout crufty.html 2>&1 | head' Keep editing krufty.html until the xmllint window is empty. Note: Mac/bsd users should use stat -f%m. If you don't have stat, you can use perl -e '$f=shift; @s=stat($f); print "$s[9]\n";' $1

sed edit-in-place using -a option instead of -i option (no tmp file created)
does the -i option open a tmp file? this method does not.


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