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ls -1 | shuf -n 1
2010-11-14 01:16:04
User: quincymd

Let bash do the work by converting the initial of a string to an uppercase

echo ${fullpath##*/}
2010-07-21 22:35:29
User: quincymd
Functions: echo

Quick method of isolating filenames from a full path using expansion.

Much quicker than using "basename"

function mg(){ man ${1} | egrep ${2} | more; }
2010-07-01 21:14:24
User: quincymd
Functions: egrep man
Tags: man grep

Quicker way to search man pages of command for key word

w3m -dump_source http://www.onelinerz.net/random-one-liners/1/ | awk ' /.*<div id=\"oneliner_[0-9].*/ {while (! /\/div/ ) { gsub("\n", ""); getline; }; gsub (/<[^>][^>]*>/, "", $0); print $0}'
2010-06-02 21:15:37
User: quincymd
Functions: awk

Put this command in .bashrc and every time you open a new terminal a random quote will be downloaded and printed from onelinerz.net.

By altering the URL in the w3m statement you can change the output:

1 to 10 lines - http://www.onelinerz.net/random-one-liners/(number)/

20 newest lines - http://www.onelinerz.net/latest-one-liners/

Top 10 lines - http://www.onelinerz.net/top-100-funny-one-liners/

Top 10 lines are updated daily.