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Copy history from one terminal to another
Or just do history -w before opening another terminal.

Clear the terminal screen

Cut/Copy brackets or parentheses on vim (in normal mode)
We have for example : func () { echo FOO echo BAR } Place the cursor under a bracket and press d + %. It will cut everything inside and the brackets. It let : func () You can copy text with y + %

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

Download a file securely via a remote SSH server
This command will download $file via server. I've used this when FTP was broken at the office and I needed to download some software packages.

Stop procrastination on Facebook.com
or echo '127.0.0.1 facebook.com' | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts Do not execute this command if you don't know what you are doing.

Live filter a log file using grep and show x# of lines above and below

Convert unix timestamp to date
The "-d" option for gnu's "date" command can calculate positive or negative offset from any time, including "now". You can even specify a source timezone (the output timezone can be set with the TZ environment variable). Useful! Fun! Not very well documented!

Poke a Webserver to see what it's powered by.
the good: Server: Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.4 with Suhosin-Patch the bad: Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 and the ugly: Server: Apache/2.2.10 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i PHP/5.2.6

Convert files from DOS line endings to UNIX line endings
Here "^M" is NOT "SHIFT+6" and "M". Type CTRL+V+M to get it instead. Its shortest and easy. And its sed!, which is available by default in all linux flavours.. no need to install extra tools like fromdos.


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