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find out how much space are occuipied by files smaller than 1024K (sic) - improved
The original didn't use -print0 which fails on weird file names eg with spaces. The original parsed the output of 'ls -l' which is always a bad idea.

generate a random 10 character password
generate a table with 10 character ambiguous random passwords which include at least one special character in in password

Preserve user variables when running commands with sudo.
In this case the current user has proxy variable set which allows access to the rpm on the internet but needs root privs to install it. Running sudo -E preserves the current user proxy var and allows the rpm install to be executed with sudo.

clear screen, keep prompt at eye-level (faster than clear(1), tput cl, etc.)
this leaves the cursor at the bottom of the terminal screen, where your eyes are. ctrl-l moves it to the top, forcing you to look up.

Remove embedded fonts from a pdf.
It's sometimes useful to strip the embedded fonts from a pdf, for importing into something like Inkscape. Be warned, this will increase the size of a pdf substantially. I tried this with only gs writing with -sDEVICE=pdfwrite but it doesn't seem to work, so I just pipe postscript output to ps2pdf for the same effect.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Single words from Amazon Kindle 3 notes
You can use any dictionary you want, in any language. This command will output all single-word annotations that you have underlined in your Kindle device (provided the file) given a list of language-specific words. If you want to learn vocabulary, this command is ideal.

gvim in full screen (execute again to toggle full screen on/off)
Only under linux. Requires Gvim compiled with "clientserver" functionality and wmctrl command installed on system. Instead of servername can be used the current edited file name. Put it in a function and map it for get rid of "Press a key" after execution.

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.


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