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force a rescan on a host of scsi devices (useful for adding partitions to vmware on the fly)

Remove all files previously extracted from a tar(.gz) file.

Rename files in batch

Remove Backup Files
Remove all text backup files.

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"

remove all snapshots from all virtual machines in vmware esx
Old snapshots can cause problems. It's best to remove them when finished. I use this script to remove all snapshots. The "while read" command is necessary because my vm names contain spaces. The "time" command reports how long the process runs.

change dinosaur poop into gold
if firefox is running the database is locked, so you need to copy the places.sqlite file temporarily somewhere to be able to query it...

backup with mysqldump a really big mysql database to a remote machine over ssh
backup big mysql db to remote machine over ssh. "--skip-opt" option is needed when you can?t allocate full database in ram.

Stream YouTube URL directly to mplayer
The original doesn't work for me - but this does. I'm guessing that Youtube updated the video page so the original doesn't work.

Play random music from blip.fm


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