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change ownership en masse of files owned by a specific user, including files and directories with spaces
In the example, uid 0 is root. foo:foo are the user:group you want to make owner and group. '.' is the "current directory and below." -print0 and -0 indicate that filenames and directories "are terminated by a null character instead of by whitespace."

A trash function for bash
apt-get install trash-cli Commandline program that allows you put folders or files in the standard KDE/Unity desktop trash.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

find out which directories in /home have the most files currently open

Copy the sound content of a video to an mp3 file
-vn removes tha video content, the copy option tells ffmpeg to use the same codec for generating the output

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

bulk dl files based on a pattern
-O switch creates local filename same as remote curl [][] -o #1#2 makes local files unique inserting sequence values into #x placeholders sequences can be alpha or numeric e.g [a-z] [1-25]

analyze traffic remotely over ssh w/ wireshark
When using tcpdump, specify -U option to prevent buffering.

find all files containing a pattern, open them using vi and place cursor to the first match, use 'n' and ':n' to navigate

convert ascii string to hex


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