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Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Opens files containing search term in vim with search term highlighted
Takes the same arguments that ack does. E.g. ack-open -i "searchterm" opens all files below the current directory containing the search term. The search term is also highlighted within vim if you have hlsearch set. Works on zsh, unsure if it works on bash. Note: ubuntu users have to change ack to ack-grep unless you already have it aliased (as I do)

Get Dollar-Euro exchage rate
You can get others rates changing the "EUR/US" part. look at the url: wap.kitco.com/exrate.wml to get more options.

tail, with specific pattern colored

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.

Randomize lines in a file
shuf is in the coreutils package

Renames all files in the current directory such that the new file contains no space characters.
This is a better version, as it does no command piping, uses for instead of while loops, which allows for a list of files in the current working directory to be natively processed. It also uses the -v/verbose option with mv to let you know what the command is doing. While the command does exactly the same in a better way, I would modify the sed option to replace spaces with underscores instead, or dashes. Please note that you'll receive errors with this command as it tries to rename files that don't even have spaces. This is an alternative to: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/8761/renames-all-files-in-the-current-directory-such-that-the-new-file-contains-no-space-characters.

Watch RX/TX rate of an interface in kb/s
Just a simple way without the need of additional tools. Of course, replace eth0 with your IF.

Switch to the previous branch used in git(1)
Very useful if you keep switching between the same two branches all the time.

BackTrack Repos
Add the BackTrack repositories to your Debian based GNU/Linux distribution. Thanks to http://it-john.com/home/technology/linux-technology/add-back-track-4-repo-to-ubuntu/


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