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Batch Convert SVG to PNG
Convert some SVG files into PNG using ImageMagick's convert command.

Replaces a color in a PDF document, useful for removing a dark background before printing.
The pdf is first converted to a bitmap, so change "-density" to match your printer resolution. Also be careful about the RAM required. In this example rgb(0,0,0) is replaced by rgb(255,255,255), change to suit your needs.

Change string in many files at once and more.
Find all files that contain string XXX in them, change the string from XXX to YYY, make a backup copy of the file and save a list of files changed in /tmp/fileschanged.

Jump to a song in your XMMS2 playlist, based on song title/artist
Usage: Declare this function in your Shell, then use it like this: $> jumpTo foo The script will search for the 'foo' pattern in your current xmms2 playlist (artist or songname), and play the first occurence of it !

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Extract tarball from internet without local saving

Download all recently uploaded pastes on pastebin.com

Redirect STDIN
Several times, I find myself hitting my up arrow, and changing the search term. Unfortunately, I find myself wasting too much time typing: $ grep kernel /var/log/messages Redirecting STDIN allows me to put the search term at the end so I less cursor movement to change what I'm searching for: $ < /var/log/messages grep kernel If you're using the emacs keyboard binding, then after you press your up arrow, press CTRL+w to erase the word. If this has already been submitted, I couldn't find it with the search utility.

List all available python modules

Make anything more awesome
Pipe any command through figlet to make the output more awesome. Example: $ ls | figlet


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