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Extract tar content without leading parent directory
If archive has leading directory level same as archive name and you want to strip it, this command is for you.

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Find the biggest files
Also: * find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5 * find . -type f -exec ls -l {} \; | awk '{print $5 "\t" $9}' | sort -n -r | head -5

Read funny developer comments in the Linux source tree
These are way better than fortune(6).

Find the package that installed a command

Count the number of pages of all PDFs in current directory and all subdirs, recursively

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"

Retry the previous command until it exits successfully

find files containing text
I find this format easier to read if your going through lots of files. This way you can open the file in any editor and easily review the file

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.


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