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Access folder "-"
If you try to access cd - you go to the last folder you were in.

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Which Twitter user are you?
This will tell you which twitter user you are chronologically. For example, a number of 500 means you were the 500th user to create a twitter account.

Test sendmail
test if sendmail is installed and working.

Convert a mp3 file to m4a
I use this to convert mp3 files to m4a files that can be used as ringtones on the iPhone. I've documented the process here: http://www.control-d.com/?p=60

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Get full from half remembered commands
Show all commands having the part known by you. Eg: $apropos pdf | less

A function to find the newest file in a directory

Ripping VCD in Linux
Ripping VCD in Linux

How many days until the end of the year


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