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Empty a file
The downside of output redirection is that you need permissions. So something like $ > file won't play nicely w/ sudo. You'd need to do something like $ bash -c '> file' instead, you could go w/ $ sudo truncate -s0 file

Merge several pdf files into a single file

A nice command for summarising repeated information

determine if a shared library is compiled as 32bit or 64bit
Determines the flavor of a shared library by looking at the addresses of its exposed functions and seeing if they are 16 bytes or 8 bytes long. The command is written so the library you are querying is passed to a variable up font -- it would be simple to convert this to a bash function or script using this format.

Define Google Chrome urpmi media source for Mandriva/Mageia (works for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems)
This command adds a urpmi media source called "google-chrome" to the urpmi configuration on Mandriva or Mageia. Needs to be run as root. We specify the option "--update" so that when Google provides a newer version of Google Chrome web browser in their download system then running a system update (eg: "urpmi --auto-update") will result in our copy of Google Chrome getting updated (along with any other Mandriva/Mageia pending updates). To install Google Chrome from this source, use: urpmi google-chrome-stable #install Google chrome web browser

Replace multiple spaces with semicolon

Set all CPU cores' CPU frequency scaling governor to maximum performance

tar+pbzip2 a dir

Convert unix timestamp to date
The "-d" option for gnu's "date" command can calculate positive or negative offset from any time, including "now". You can even specify a source timezone (the output timezone can be set with the TZ environment variable). Useful! Fun! Not very well documented!

Show what PID is listening on port 80 on Linux


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