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escape any command aliases
e.g. if rm is aliased for 'rm -i', you can escape the alias by prepending a backslash: rm [file] # WILL prompt for confirmation per the alias \rm [file] # will NOT prompt for confirmation per the default behavior of the command

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

Sum file sizes

Generate the CPU utilization report
Generated the CPU utilization stats with 5 lines /every 2 seconds. Needs sysstat package to be installed prior to use sar.

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

Undo mkdir -p new/directory/path
Removes all directories on given path, working from right to left, and stops when reaching a non-empty directory Counterpart of $ mkdir -p new/directory/path Shortcut (must be issues as next command immediately after mkdir): $ ^mk^rm ( see http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/19/runs-previous-command-but-replacing )

Go to parent directory of filename edited in last command

Find the package that installed a command

Capitalize first letter of each word in a string
Capitalize first letter of each word in a string.

write text or append to a file
If you just want to write or append some text to a file without having to run a text editor, run this command. After running the command, start typing away. To exit, type . on a line by itself. Replacing the >> with a single > will let you overwrite your file.


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