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Bind a key with a command
the -x option is for binding to a shell command

Command for JOHN CONS
Would create a file with a meaningful title. Dedicated to John Cons, who is annoying us users. Merry Christmas!!!

cd up a number of levels
Instead of typing "cd ../../.." you can type ".. 3". For extremely lazy typists, you can add this alias: alias ...=".. 2" ....=".. 3" - so now you can write just .... !!! NB the .. function needs to be "source"d or included in your startup scripts, perhaps .bashrc.

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

Move a folder and merge it with another folder
This will move a folder and merge it with another folder which may contain duplicates. Technically it's just creating hardlinks of everything in the folder, and after it's done, delete the source (with rm -r source/ ) to complete the move. This is much faster than, for example, using rsync to merge folders which would actually copy the entire contents and so for a lot of files would take much longer. This uses macutils gcp port of cp so it can be used on osx/MacOS. If using in linux or some unix where cp includes the ability to create links with -l you can just use cp instead of gcp.

network usage per process
Nethogs groups bandwidth by process.

Jump to a directory, execute a command and jump back to current dir

list files recursively by size

Read all the S.M.A.R.T. data from a hard disk drive
This is to pull all the saved S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) information from a hard drive. This can give you an idea of the nature and extent of an issue on a failing hard drive.

Find the package that installed a command


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