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change to the previous working directory

Play all files in the directory using MPlayer
Skip forward and back using the < and > keys. Display the file title with I.

Extract the contents of an RPM package to your current directory without installing them.
This assumes you have the 'rpm', 'rpm2cpio' and 'cpio' packages installed. This will extract the contents of the RPM package to your current directory. This is useful for working with the files that the package provides without installing the package on your system. Might be useful to create a temporary directory to hold the packages before running the extraction: $ mkdir /tmp/new-package/; cd /tmp/new-package

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Send an email from the terminal when job finishes
Might as well include the status code it exited with so you know right away if it failed or not.

rsync instead of scp
The command copies a file from remote SSH host on port 8322 with bandwidth limit 100KB/sec; --progress shows a progress bar --partial turns partial download on; thus, you can resume the process if something goes wrong --bwlimit limits bandwidth by specified KB/sec --ipv4 selects IPv4 as preferred I find it useful to create the following alias: alias myscp='rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4' in ~/.bash_aliases, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login or ~/.bashrc where appropriate.

Simple way to envoke a secure vnc session through ssh enabled router.
The ip address is of the remote machine running the vncserver. Must log in first to the router then the VNC session. Very nice if you have open-wrt or dd-wrt on your router.

save date and time for each command in history
Date-time format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

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

Display network pc "name" and "workgroup"
Checks for PC samba name and workgroup. Works fine for Windows hosts and Linux/UNIX PCs running Samba.


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