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Remove EXIF data from images with progress

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convert ascii string to hex
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Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

bash or tcsh redirect both to stdout and to a file
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add a gpg key to aptitute package manager in a ubuntu system
when we add a new package to a aptitude (the debian package manager) we need to add the gpg, otherwise it will show warning / error for missing key

Test how well a web server handles concurrent connections and big load.
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Search google and show only urls
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