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print a file on a single line
Example: you have a package.txt you want to install on a system. Instead of this: cat package.txt package1 package2 package3 You want it to cat out on one line so you can print "yum install package1 package2 package3"

Pimp your less
# s = combine multiple lines of whitespace into 1 # x4 = set the tabstop to 4 instead of 8 # F = Exit if the output fits on 1 screen. This is similar to git diff # R = Raw control chars. This allows you to pipe colordiff straight to less. ie: alias sdi="svn diff | colordiff | less" # S = Chop off long lines # X = Dont send termcap init and deinit scrings to the terminal

Quickly move the cursor to different parts of the command line based on a mark.
Use '[email protected]' to set a mark. See the first comment for a better explanation.

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Synthesize text as speech
The Festival Speech Synthesis System converts text into sound. Or: links -dump http://youfavoritewebsite.com | festival --tts

Take aWebcam Picture When the Mouse Moves
This takes a webcam picture every everytime the mouse is moved (waits 10 seconds between checking for movement) and stores the picture wherever you want it. Ideas: Use in conjunction with a dropbox type application to see who is using your computer Use /dev/input/mice if /dev/input/mouse* doesn't work Use the bones of this to make a simple screensaver


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