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Convert JSON to YAML
Requires installing json2yaml via npm: npm install -g json2yaml (can also pipe from stdin) Ref: https://www.npmjs.com/package/json2yaml

check the filesystem and use a progress bar
if you happen to start with out the -C switch then you a killall -USR1 e2fsck

Sort files in multiple directories by date
This sorts files in multiple directories by their modification date. Note that sorting is done at the end using "sort", instead of using the "-ltr" options to "ls". This ensures correct results when sorting a large number of files, in which case "find" will call "ls" multiple times.

Kill multiple instances of a running process

install all archive file type apps in ubuntu

Show (only) list of files changed by commit
Lists ONLY the files changed by the given HASH/HEAD/list of hashes, etc. The message, commit ID, author, etc. is not included

Submit command & rewrite orginal command
Similar to entering a command, but will not erase the command from the command line. Basically a shortcut from entering command, then pushing the up arrow key.

Create full backups of individual folders using find and tar-gzip
Problem: I wanted to backup user data individually. In this example, all user data is located in "/mnt/storage/profiles", and about 25 folders inside, each with a username ( /mnt/storage/profiles/mike; /mnt/storage/profiles/lucy ...) I need each individual folder backed up, not the whole "/mnt/storage/profiles". So, using find while excluding directories depth and creating two variables (tarfile=username & desdir=destination), tar will create a .tgz file for each folder, resulting in a "mike_full.tgz" and "lucy_full.tgz".

Make ISO image of a folder
Create ISO image of a folder in Linux. You can assign label to ISO image and mount correctly with -allow-lowercase option.

show all programs connected or listening on a network port
Use the aliased command 'nsl'


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