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check open ports without netstat or lsof

Download an Entire website with wget

shutdown pc in 4 hours without needing to keep terminal open / user logged in.
From the 'disown' man page: disown prevents the current shell from sending a HUP signal to each of the given jobs when the current shell terminates a login session.

Convert (almost) any video file into webm format for online html5 streaming
If you're using the experimental vorbis encoder (homebrew version of libffmpeg)

Vim: Switch from Horizontal split to Vertical split
This allows to switch from horizontal to vertical split, putting the current buffer on the right side of the vertical split. To put it on the right use ^W-H. In a similar way, to switch from Vertical to Horizontal, do ^W-J (for bottom) and ^W-K (for top), but you vimers all guessed that one already :P

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"

wc in perl

move you up one directory quickly
In bash, this turns on auto cd. If a command is just a directory name, it cd's into that directory.

sort ugly text
Often, when sorting you want the sort to ignore extraneous characters. The b, d, and f tell sort to ignore leading blanks, use 'dictionary order' (ignore punctuation), and ignore (fold) case. Add a "u" if you only want one copy of duplicate lines. This is a great command to use within vim to sort lines of text, using !}sort -bdf

Rename .JPG to .jpg recursively
This command is useful for renaming a clipart, pic gallery or your photo collection. It will only change the big caps to small ones (on the extension).


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