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

Combine all .mpeg files in current directory into one big one.
Good old cat & output redirection. Using this method you can combine all kinds of things - even mpeg files. My video camera makes a series of .mpeg files that are broken into 4gb chunks. Using this command I can easily join them together. Even better, combined with the cp command the files can be copied and joined in one step.

Route outbound SMTP connections through a addtional IP address rather than your primary

Show some trivia related to the current date
Contrary to logic, typing calendar won't show a calendar, that's the job of cal. Typing calendar will show some trivia related to the current date. Tested against many Linux distros and FreeBSD.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

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

apt-get upgrade with bandwidth limit
Trickle is here: http://monkey.org/~marius/pages/?page=trickle Trickle is a simple bandwidth limiter

Set your profile so that you resume or start a screen session on login
From screen's manpage: "Attach here and now. In detail this means: If a session is running, then reattach. If necessary detach and logout remotely first. If it was not running create it and notify the user. This is the author's favorite." Toss this in your ~/.bash_profile so that you never have that "oh crap" moment where you wanted to run something in screen and didn't.

Convert numbers to SI notation
converts any number on the 'stdin' to SI notation. My version limits to 3 digits of precious (working with 10% resistors).

Convert YAML to JSON
Converts YAML file to JSON. Note that you'll need to install PyYAML. Also some YAML data types (like dates) are not supported by JSON).


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