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Add all files in current directory to SVN
The --force option bypasses the warning if files are already in SVN.

list files recursively by size

Burst a Single PDF Document into Single Pages and Report its Data to doc_data.txt
Require the pdftk package It ll split each page in your pdf file , into a new pdf file and report info on doc_data.txt

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Find the package that installed a command

Nicely display mem usage with ps
Nicely display mem usage with ps.

Start a new command in a new screen window
If you are already running screen then you often want to start a command in a fresh window. You use this alias by typing 's whatever' from your command line and 'whatever' starts running in a new window. Good with interactive commands like info, vim, and nethack.

List all authors of a particular git project
List everyone who committed to a particular project, listed alphabetically. To list by commits, add -n to the shortlog.

a function to put environment variable in zsh history for editing
This only makes sense if you are using command line editing. Create the function in your current zsh session, then type eve PATH go 'UP' in your history and notice the current (editable) definition of PATH shows up as the previous command. Same as doing: PATH="'$PATH'" but takes fewer characters and you don't have to remember the escaping.

SVN Status log to CSV
Note you have also the --xml option ;)


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