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Show numerical values for each of the 256 colors in bash
I like the other three versions but one uses nested loops and another prints every color on a separate line. Both versions fail to reset colors before giving the prompt back. This version uses the column command to print a table so all the colors fit on one screen. It also resets colors back to normal before as a last step.

list files recursively by size

Get sunrise and sunset times
This will get the sunrise and sunset times of a specific location. To be able to determine $l you need to first go to http://weather.yahoo.com/ and look up your location. The last numbers in the URL will be the $l Instead of forecastrss?w=$l you can also use forecastrss?p=$l and use the RSS link of the city you found. Also see http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ for more information

Quick notepad
Quick write some notes to a file with cat. Ctrl+C when you have finish.

First file editor for newbies
This command should be the first file-editing command for a newbie. It clears file.txt (cat), and asks for input until EOF is entered on its own line (not written to file.txt).

Convert (almost) any video file into webm format for online html5 streaming

Replace strings in text
-e is the script function, it performs search and replace like vi, and -i is the edit the file in place.

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

Human readable directory sizes for current directory, sorted descending

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


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