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Pause Current Thread
Hold ctrl and press z to pause the current thread. Run $fg to resume it.

Look up the definition of a word
A bash function might also be useful: $ dict() { curl dict://$1; } Or if you want less verbose output: $ dict() { curl -s dict://$1 | perl -ne 's/\r//; last if /^\.$/; print if /^151/../^250/'; }

make, or run a script, everytime a file in a directory is modified
Uses inotifywait from inotify-tools ( ), that is compatible only with linux. Usefull when you work with files that have to be compiled.. latex, haml, c..

Show a Package Version on RPM based distributions
if you want to see all information about a package use: rpm -qi pkgname full list of querytags can be accessed by the command: rpm --querytags you can also customize the query format how ever you like with using more querytags together along with escape sequences in "man printf"! you can also use more than one package name. for example this command shows name and version in to columns: rpm -q --queryformat %-30{NAME}%{VERSION}\\n pkg1 pkg2

Instead of saying RTFM!

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

Quickly generate an MD5 hash for a text string using OpenSSL
Thanks to OpenSSL, you can quickly and easily generate MD5 hashes for your passwords. Alternative (thanks to linuxrawkstar and atoponce): $ echo -n 'text to be encrypted' | md5sum - Note that the above method does not utlise OpenSSL.

Lookup errno defintions
Calls the POSIX strerror() function to look up the meaning of integer ERRNOs set by some functions.

Reload all sysctl variables without reboot
Use `sysctl -p` without argument will only load /etc/sysctl.conf, but user configs always put in /etc/sysctl.d/*.conf, `sysctl --system` will load all the config files

backup and remove files with access time older than 5 days.
create an archive of files with access time older than 5 days, and remove original files.

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