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Auto-log commands
A quick alias I use right before logging into a server so that I have a log of the transactions as well as the ability to re-connect from another computer. Useful for when your boss says "what commands did you run again on that server?" and you had already closed the terminal ;) I wrapped it in a script now, with more features, but this is the heart of it. Never leave home without it.

Equivalent to ifconfig -a in HPUX

MPD + Digitally Imported
1.- Enter into the playlist path. 2.- Run the command. 3.- Playlists created!

Resize an image to at least a specific resolution
This command will resize an image (keeping the aspect ratio) to a specific resolution, meaning the resulting image will never be smaller than this resolution. For example, if we have a 2048x1000 image, the output would be 1229x600, not 1024x600 or 1024x500. Same thing for the height, if the image is 2000x1200, the output would be 1024x614.

Remove comments in XML file
In Redhat, xmlstarlet is called just xml which can be found in xmlstarlet RPM.

Repeatedly send a string to stdout-- useful for going through "yes I agree" screens

list files recursively by size

JSON processing with Python
Validates and pretty-prints the content fetched from the URL.

retrieve the source address used to contact a given host
on multihomed hosts, connected to several networks, could be usefull to know the source address (local ip address) used to reach the target host, this command does not require root priviledges. The command use a TCP socket, if there is any error the command return an empty string, elsewhere return a valid ip address.

Determine space taken by files of certain type
Just how much space are those zillions of database logs taking up ? How much will you gain on a compression rate of say 80% ? This little line gives you a good start for your calculations.


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