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Create more threads with less stack space
default stack size is 10M. This makes your multithread app filling rapidly your memory. on my PC I was able to create only 300thread with default stack size. Lower the default stack size to the one effectively used by your threads, let you create more. ex. putting 64k I was able to create more than 10.000threads. Obviously ...your thread shouldn't need more than 64k ram!!!

Equivalent to ifconfig -a in HPUX

Remove annoying OS X DS_Store folders
Recursively removes all those hidden .DS_Store folders starting in current working directory.

Searches $PATH for files using grep
Best to put it in a file somewhere in your path. (I call the file spath) #!/bin/bash IFS=:; find $PATH | grep $1 Usage: $ spath php

Google URL shortener
Use curl and sed to shorten an URL using goo.gl without any other api

Read choice from user instantaneously
Usage exaple cmd $echo 'Sure to continue ??'; read -n1 choi; if [ "$choi" = 'y' ] || [ "$choi" = 'Y' ]; then echo -e '\nExecuting..'; else echo 'Aborted'; fi

list files recursively by size

pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
Create a progress dialog with custom title and text using zenity.

Erase to factory a pendrive, disk or memory card, and watch the progress

Route outbound SMTP connections through a addtional IP address rather than your primary


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