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Converts uppercase chars in a string to lowercase

Quickly move the cursor to different parts of the command line based on a mark.
Use 'ctrl-@' to set a mark. See the first comment for a better explanation.

Get each users commit amount

Recover cvs ": no such repository" error

Connect via sftp to a specific port
I use this for connect via sftp to a server listening on a non default ssh port.

Get pages number of the pdf file

Scrollable Colorized Long Listing - Hidden Files Sorted Last
To sort hidden files first, simply switch the two inner `ls` commands. I have this aliased to `dira` `dir` is aliased to the simpler version with no hidden files: $ ls -l --color=always | less -R

Show what PID is listening on port 80 on Linux

Retrieve a list of all webpages on a site
This spiders the given site without downloading the HTML content. The resulting directory structure is then parsed to output a list of the URLs to url-list.txt. Note that this can take a long time to run and you make want to throttle the spidering so as to play nicely.

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"


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