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Sysadmin day date of any given year
Calculate the date of Sysadmin day (last Friday of July) of any given year

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

Find the package that installed a command

Randomize lines in a file
shuf is in the coreutils package

First file editor for newbies
This command should be the first file-editing command for a newbie. It clears file.txt (cat), and asks for input until EOF is entered on its own line (not written to file.txt).

Rename files in batch

Use Dell Service Tag $1 to Find Machine Model [Model Name and Model Number]
255 Max Characters CommandLineFu for $dellurl='http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/en/details?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=hied&ServiceTag='

view the system console remotely
This will view the console and assumes the screen is 80 characters wide. Use /dev/vcs2 for the next virtual console.. etc.

ASCII webcam live stream video using mplayer
Mplayer starts a webcam capture using ASCII art. Only mplayer required

Downlaoad websites to 5 level and browse offline!
Download Websites to 5 Level and browse offline! -k -> convert-links (to browse offline) -r -> recursive download -l 5 -> level 5 example. http://gentoo-install.com :-)


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