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When feeling down, this command helps
$ sudo apt-get install sl $ man sl

Fetch the Gateway Ip Address
This is to fetch the Gateway Ip Address of a machine. Use the below format to put the value in a variable if you wish to find the gateway ip in a script $GATEWAY=$(netstat -nr | awk 'BEGIN {while ($3!="0.0.0.0") getline; print $2}')

Merge video files together using mencoder (part of mplayer)
Using mplayer's mencoder, you can merge video files together. '-oac' specifies the audio encoding (here copy, to just copy and not compress) '-ovc' specifies the video encoding (same thing).

How much RAM is Apache using?
Display the amount of memory used by all the httpd processes. Great in case you are being Slashdoted!

print crontab entries for all the users that actually have a crontab
This is how I list the crontab for all the users on a given system that actually have a crontab. You could wrap it with a function block and place it in your .profile or .bashrc for quick access. There's prolly a simpler way to do this. Discuss.

Search command history on bash
Very handy and time-saving. Do a 'ctrl+ r' on command prompt. You will see a "(reverse-i-search)`':" mark. Just type any sub-string of the command you want to search(provided you have used it sometime in the same session). Keep on searching by repeatedly pressing ctrl+r. Press enter once you get the desired command string.

find distro name / release version

Record your desktop
That will capture 200 seconds of video at fullscreen 1680x1050 resolution, but scaled down 25 percent, with 15 frames per second. http://fusioncast.blogspot.com/2007/09/infobyte-how-i-record-my-desktop.html

Mirror a directory structure from websites with an Apache-generated file indexes
wget/curl/friends are not good with mirroring files off websites, especially those with Apache-generated directory listings. These tools endlessly waste time downloading useless index HTML pages. lftp's mirror command does a better job without the mess.

Create incremental snapshots of individual folders using find and tar-gzip
Creates an incremental snapshot of individual folders.


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