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Create a backup copy of a MySQL database on the same host
This should probably only be used for testing in a dev environment as it's not terribly efficient, but if you're doing something that might trash a DB and you still want the old data available, this works like a charm.

Sets shell timeout
Useful in root's .profile - will auto-logout after TMOUT seconds of inactivity. Close after `seconds` inactive. export TMOUT=seconds (unefunge)

Edit Camera Model in metadata:

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

grep compressed log files without extracting
accomplishes the same thing without unzipping the whole file, and while i have never seen a log.tar.gz file that was a binary, i will concede that it might happen, so add the -a in there: $zgrep -ia "string" log.tar.gz it's still shorter/easier to type...

Rip a CD/DVD to ISO format.
An easy method to generate ISOs from CD/DVD media.

Install a basic FreeBSD system
Install a basic FreeBSD system on a distant server. I use this to install FreeBSD on servers that can only boot a Linux rescue system. This sytem loads on ram when booted, so it is possible to install freely. You can even install on ZFS root !

unbuffered python output
You have a python script that slowly prints output, you want to pipe the output to grep or tee, and you are impatient and want to watch the results right away. Rather than modify your script (making it slightly less efficient), use the -u option to have the output unbuffered.

See non printable caracters like tabulations, CRLF, LF line terminators ( colored )
For fancier and cleaner output, try the following snippet : $ showendlines(){ while read i; do od --address-radix=n --width=$(wc -c

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy


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