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Stores the certificate expiration date on the variable A
Stores the certificate expiration date on the variable A

sort a JSON blob
For situations where you keep JSON in a VCS and you want your diffs to be sane, such as within a Chef configuration repo.

Check how far along (in %) your program is in a file
Say you're started "xzcat bigdata.xz | complicated-processing-program >summary" an hour ago, and you of course forgot to enable progress output (you could've just put "awk 'NR%1000==0{print NR>"/dev/stderr"}{print}'" in the pipeline but it's too late for that now). But you really want some idea of how far along your program is. Then you can run the above command to see how many % along xzcat is in reading the file. Note that this is for the GNU/Linux version of lsof; the one found on e.g. Darwin has slightly different output so the awk part may need some tweaks.

Hide or show Desktop Icons on MacOS
Hides all Files and Folders on the MacOS Desktop. To show files and folders, type "true" instead of "false". "Finder" at the end is case sensitive, "finder" doesn’t work

Find all files under a certain directory /home that have a certain suffix at the end of the file name. Show the file and rename them to remove the suffix.

The scene in the Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
Let's take a rest. How about watch a horror? The Shining http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

Run the Firefox Profile Manager
even when another instance is already open. Great for testing purposes when you need to be 2 people at once on the same site.

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

create a progress bar...
A simple way yo do a progress bar like wget.

Alternative for basename using grep to extract file name
Here's a bash version.


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