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pushd rotates the stack so that the second directory comes at the top.
'pushd +1' is equivalent to 'pushd'. Can be 'pushd +3' or more generaly 'pushd +N'. Can also be 'pushd -N'. More description in 'man bash'.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Random unsigned integer
works at least in bash. returns integer in range 0-32767. range is not as good, but for lots of cases it's good enough.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Open the last file you edited in Vim.

Play radio stream with mplayer
Above command will play Virgin Radio Dubai

Write a bootable Linux .iso file directly to a USB-stick
Writes hybrid ISO directly to USB stick; replace /dev/sdb with USB device in question and the ISO image link with the link of your choice

Search commandlinefu from the CLI
html2text: http://www.mbayer.de/html2text/

Get the current svn branch/tag (Good for PS1/PROMPT_COMMAND cases)
uses just one sed

BASH: Print shell variable into AWK


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