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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}'

Get a stream feed from a Twitter user
*** CAREFULLY READ THE NOTES **** *** THIS DOES NOT WORK "OUT OF THE BOX" *** You'll need a few minutes of CAREFUL reading before making your own Twitter feed: In 2010 simple command line Twitter feed requests all stopped working because Twitter upgraded to SSL security. Https requests for a filtered Twitter stream feed now require a special header called "oauth_header". The benefit is that your stream feed and login info is securely encrypted. The bad news is that an "oauth_header" takes some work to build. Fortunately, four functions, imaginatively named step1, step2, step3 and step4 can be used to build a customized oauth_header for you in a few minutes. Now, go look at "step1" to start creating your own oauth_header!

Watch postgresql calls from your application on localhost
It's certainly not nicely formatted SQL, but you can see the SQL in there...

View network activity of any application or user in realtime
The "-r 2" option puts lsof in repeat mode, with updates every 2 seconds. (Ctrl -c quits) The "-p" option is used to specify the application PID you want to monitor. The "-u' option can be used to keep an eye on a users network activity. "lsof -r 2 -u username -i -a"

'Fix' a typescript file created by the 'script' program to remove control characters
attribution: Thanks to repellent on perlmonks.org source: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=684459

A command to copy mysql tables from a remote host to current host via ssh.
This version compresses the data for transport.

a shell function to print a ruler the width of the terminal window.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Return threads count of a process
Source: http://superuser.com/questions/49408/how-do-i-monitor-or-view-the-thread-count-of-a-certain-process-on-aix

kill all processes using a directory/file/etc
This command will kill all processes using a directory. It's quick and dirty. One may also use a -9 with kill in case regular kill doesn't work. This is useful if one needs to umount a directory.


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