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locating packages held back, such as with "aptitude hold "
locating packages held back, such as with "aptitude hold "

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Using bash inline
There are two ways to use "here documents" with bash to fill stdin: The following example shows use with the "bc" command. a) Using a delimiter at the end of data: $ less-than less-than eeooff bc > k=1024 > m=k*k > g=k*m > g > eeooff 1073741824 b) using the "inline" verion with three less-than symbols: $ less-than less-than less-than "k=1024; m=k*k; g=k*m; g" bc 1073741824 One nice advantage of using the triple less-than version is that the command can easily be recalled from command line history and re-executed. PS: in this "description", I had to use the name "less-than" to represent the less-than symbol because the commandlinefu input text box seems to eat up the real less-than symbols. Odd.

Put terminal into vi mode
For if you want to use vi key bindings in the terminal

top svn committers (without awk)
list top committers (and number of their commits) of svn repository. in this example it counts revisions of current directory.

Automatically create a rar archive
This command creates a rar archive from all files in the current folder and names the archive after the folder name.

Add GPG key easy - oneliner
Replace KEY with GPG key. This command will load GPG key and add it to your system so you can use software from third party repos etc.

Create a continuous digital clock in Linux terminal
Same effect, only shell commands.

Remove a range of lines from a file

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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