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Delete all git branches except master
Delete all your branches except master (useful after archiving branches)

Sort a one-per-line list of email address, weeding out duplicates

convert unixtime to human-readable
Mac have direct conversion of seconds (Epoch time)

Backup with SSH in a archive
$PRIVATEKEY - Of course the full path to the private key \n $HOST - The host where to get the backup \n $SOURCE - The directory you wish to backup \n $DESTINATION - The destination for the backup on your local machine

Find the cover image for an album
This bash function uses albumart.org to find the cover for an album. It returns an amazon.com url to the image. Usage: albumart [artist] [album] These arguments can be reversed and if the album name is distinct enough, it may be possible to omit the artist. The command can be extended with wget to automatically download the matching image like this: $ albumart(){ local x y="$@";x=$(awk '/View larger image/{gsub(/^.*largeImagePopup\(.|., .*$/,"");print;exit}'

Find dead symbolic links
-L tells find to follow symbolic links, so -type l will only return links it can't follow (i.e., those that are broken).

Commit only newly added files to subversion repository

Create a backup of the file.
It will create a backup of the filename. The advantage is that if you list the folder the backups will be sorted by date. The command works on any unix in bash.

checking space availabe on all /proc/mounts points (using Nagios check_disk)
More info here: http://nagioswiki.com/wiki/index.php/Checking_/proc/mounts_on_remote_server

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy


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