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leapyear() { [ $(date -d "Dec 31, $1" +%j) == 366 ] && echo leap || echo not leap; }
command | sed '/regex/q'
2009-12-29 14:52:41
User: taliver
Functions: command sed
Tags: sed
1

Slightly simpler version of previous sed command that does the same thing. In this case, the output will stop at the command, and the entire command will be terminated as well, instead of proceeding through the whole file.

cat *.c | { printf "se te du\nplot '-' t '' w dots\n"; tr '[[:upper:]]' '[[:lower:]]' | tr -s [[:punct:][:space:]] '\n' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n 100 | awk '{print $1}END{print "e"}'; } | gnuplot
2009-11-20 14:53:26
User: taliver
Functions: awk cat head printf sort tr uniq
5

Uses the dumb terminal option in gnuplot to plot a graph of frequencies. In this case, we are looking at a frequency analysis of words in all of the .c files.

alias cstdin='echo "Ctrl-D when done." && gcc -Wall -o ~/.stdin.exe ~/.stdin.c && ~/.stdin.exe'
2009-11-19 16:38:51
User: taliver
Functions: alias gcc
-3

This is a quick hack to make a gcc caller. Since it runs with gcc instead of tcc, it's a bit more trustworthy as far as the final answers of things go.

mkpasswd() { head -c $(($1)) /dev/urandom | uuencode - | sed -n 's/.//;2s/\(.\{'$1'\}\).*/\1/p' ;}
2009-11-19 14:27:52
User: taliver
Functions: head sed uuencode
-3

This uses urandom to produce a random password. The random values are uuencoded to ensure only printable characters. This only works for a number of characters between 1 and 60.