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use wget to check if a remote file exists
put your link [url] to check if exist the remote file

Show total disk space on all partitions
show off how big your disks are

Open Vim with two windows
: new command allow to split a Vim screen in two separate windows. Each window can handle its own buffer. Passing the -c new options when Vim start cause to split screen automatically.

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

Hide or show Desktop Icons on MacOS
Hides all Files and Folders on the MacOS Desktop. To show files and folders, type "true" instead of "false". "Finder" at the end is case sensitive, "finder" doesn’t work

List docker volumes by container

Retrieve the size of a file on a server
- Where $URL is the URL of the file. - Replace the $2 by $3 at the end to get a human-readable size. Credits to svanberg @ ArchLinux forums for original idea. Edit: Replaced command with better version by FRUiT. (removed unnecessary grep)

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Cleanup firefox's database.
For Mac OS X users only

Connect to google talk through ssh by setting your IM client to use the localhost 5432 port
If your firewall or proxy at your location prevents connection to a particular host or port, you can use ssh to tunnel to your home server and do it there instead.


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