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find . -name '*.desktop' | sed s/[^/]*\.desktop$// | uniq -c | sort -g
2016-09-16 12:22:38
User: T4b
Functions: find sed sort uniq
2

In this case searches for where .desktop files are stored. The resulted is a sorted list of the top directories containing such files.

f=correlation.png; s=400; t=50; a=1.2; convert $f -resize ${s}% -threshold ${t}% bmp:- | potrace -o ${f%.*}.svg -b svg -z black --fillcolor "#FFFFFF" --alphamax ${a}
2016-07-25 10:45:28
User: T4b
1

Uses ImageMagick and potrace to vectorize the input image, with parameters optimized for xkcd-like pictures.

adb shell "screencap -p | base64" | sed 's/\r$//' | base64 -d | display
2016-02-07 18:46:35
User: T4b
Functions: sed
4

Dependencies on phone: adb access, screencap command, base64 command.

Dependencies on computer: adb, sed, base64, display (from imagemagick, but can substitute other image viewer which reads from stdin).

This should work around adb stupidies (i.e. that it replaces \n with \r\n) with base64.

sed -e :a -e '$!N;s/\n/ /;ta'