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Decrypt exported android wallet keys for import into desktop client (LTC,FTC,BTC)

Reset hosed terminal,
stty sane resets the tty to basic usable function. The ^J is a newline -- sometimes CR/LF interpretation is broken so use the ^J explicitly.

Quick syntax highlighting with multiple output formats
You can specify various output formats, theme styles, etc. $ python -m pygments -o source.png source.py $ python -m pygments -o source.rtf source.py Check available output formats, styles, etc.: $ python -m pygments -L Find pygments module here: http://pygments.org/

Rename files in batch

Check ps output to see if file is running, if not start it
This comes in handy if you have daemons/programs that have potential issues and stop/disappear, etc., can be run in cron to ensure that a program remains up no matter what. Be advised though, if a program did core out, you'd likely want to know why (gdb) so use with caution on production machines.

encrypt whole line with ROT13 in vim

Show git branches by date - useful for showing active branches
Print out list of all branches with last commit date to the branch, including relative time since commit and color coding.

remove password from openssl key file
Strip a password from a openssl key to use with apache httpd server

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"

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"


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