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Monitor a file with tail with timestamps added
This is useful when watching a log file that does not contain timestamps itself. If the file already has content when starting the command, the first lines will have the "wrong" timestamp when the command was started and not when the lines were originally written.

Edit file(s) that has been just listed
That will open vi with the four README files in different viewports. Specially handy when you find there is only one file matching your pattern and you don't want to specify the full path.

validate json
I have this saved as jsonlint chmodded +x and file.js is instead $1, but YMMV

Paste OS X clipboard contents to a file on a remote machine
Redirects the contents of your clipboard through a pipe, to a remote machine via SSH.

move a lot of files over ssh
Useful to move many files (thousands or millions files) over ssh. Faster than scp because this way you save a lot of tcp connection establishments (syn/ack packets). If using a fast lan (I have just tested gigabyte ethernet) it is faster to not compress the data so the command would be: tar -cf - /home/user/test | ssh user@sshServer 'cd /tmp; tar xf -'

Download a numbered sequence of files

Find the package that installed a command

Run a command on a remote machine
This counts the number of httpd processes running.

wget with resume
I couldn't find this on the site and it's a useful switch. Great for large files.

Take a screenshot every 2 seconds
Take a screenshot every 2 seconds and save it as a png file


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