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Synchronize date and time with a server over ssh
using -u is better for standardizing date output and timezones, for servers in different timezones.

Delete a file/directory walking subdirectories (bash4 or zsh)

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Draw a Sierpinski triangle
OK, not the most useful but a good way to impress friends. Requires the "display" command from ImageMagick.

Rips CDs (Playstation, etc.) and names the files the same as the volume name

Create POSIX tar archive
tar(1) and cpio(1) are not fully platform agnostic, although their file formats are specified in POSIX.1-2001. As such, GNU tar(1) might not be able to extract a BSD tar(1) archive, and ivce versa. pax(1) is defined in POSIX.1-2001. To extract an archive: $ pax -rf archive.tar

Find the package a command belongs to on debian-based distros

using `!#$' to referance backward-word
expand to: cp /work/host/phone/ui/main.cpp /work/target/phone/ui/main.cpp !# The entire command line typed so far.

List bash functions defined in .bash_profile or .bashrc

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