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rsync instead of scp
The command copies a file from remote SSH host on port 8322 with bandwidth limit 100KB/sec; --progress shows a progress bar --partial turns partial download on; thus, you can resume the process if something goes wrong --bwlimit limits bandwidth by specified KB/sec --ipv4 selects IPv4 as preferred I find it useful to create the following alias: alias myscp='rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4' in ~/.bash_aliases, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login or ~/.bashrc where appropriate.

Notepad in a browser (type this in the URL bar)
It doesn't save your notes, but it's great for jotting something down quickly.

Show permissions of current directory and all directories upwards to /
NB not 'namei -m .', as it slices the path you give it.

Show current pathname in title of terminal
This helps to keep track of what is going on when you have several tabs open in your terminal. The title automatically changes when you change directories.

set desktop background to highest-rated image from Reddit /r/wallpapers
You'll need "feh" to set the background from the commandline. Install with "apt-get install feh" Thanks to the Redditors on this thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/bira4/is_there_a_linux_version_of_this_preferably_a/

View all new log messages in real time with color
This will show all changes in all log files under /var/log/ that are regular files and don't end with `gz` nor with a number

floating point operations in shell scripts
using bc is for sissies. dc is much better :-D Polish notation will rule the world...

Purge configuration files of removed packages on debian based systems
also search with aptitude search '~c'

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clean up memory of unnecessary things (Kernerl 2.6.16 or newer)
run sync first to flush useful things out to disk!!! To free pagecache: echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches To free dentries and inodes: echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches To free pagecache, dentries and inodes: echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches


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