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Validate and pretty-print JSON expressions.
You can use a site like http://www.jsonlint.com/ or use the command line to validate your long and complex json data. This is part of the simplejson package for python http://undefined.org/python/#simplejson. Wrong json expression example: $ echo '{ 1.2:3.4}' | python -m simplejson.tool Expecting property name: line 1 column 2 (char 2)

Search some text from all files inside a directory

ssh autocomplete
Add to your bash profile to minimize carpal tunnel syndrome. Doesn't work with user@hostname but appending "-l user" works fine if needed. Works for ping as well.. complete -W "$(echo `cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts | cut -f 1 -d ' ' | sed -e s/,.*//g | uniq | grep -v "\["`;)" ping

DVD ripping with ffmpeg
Alternative, imho better, using the concat protocol

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Commandline document conversion with Libreoffice
In this example, the docx gets converted to Open Document .odt format. For other formats, you'll need to specify the correct filter (Hint: see "Comments" link below for a nice list).

rsync instead of scp
The command copies a file from remote SSH host on port 8322 with bandwidth limit 100KB/sec; --progress shows a progress bar --partial turns partial download on; thus, you can resume the process if something goes wrong --bwlimit limits bandwidth by specified KB/sec --ipv4 selects IPv4 as preferred I find it useful to create the following alias: alias myscp='rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4' in ~/.bash_aliases, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login or ~/.bashrc where appropriate.

Clear filesystem memory cache
Found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=589975

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

Perform a reverse DNS lookup
Performs a reverse DNS lookup, variants include: $ nslookup 74.125.45.100 or: $ host 74.125.45.100


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