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Print ASCII Character Chart
Prints out an ascii chart using builtin bash! Then formats using cat -t and column. The best part is: $ echo -e "${p: -3} \\0$(( $i/64*100 + $i%64/8*10 + $i%8 ))"; From: http://www.askapache.com/linux/ascii-codes-and-reference.html

Let your computer lull you to sleep
Can change language and speed, see espeak man page for options. (Install espeak in your linux distro via yum or apt-get) For insomniacs you may need to enclose in a while true; do ...; done loop ;)

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

Mute speakers after an hour
Mutes the speakers after an hour, in case you fall asleep watching a video...

translates acronyms for you
very handy if you are in irc and absolutely don't know what these guys are talking about. this is a netbsd command, if you are lucky it exists in your distro's package database.

Random unsigned integer
works at least in bash. returns integer in range 0-32767. range is not as good, but for lots of cases it's good enough.

print lib path of perl

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

search for a file in PATH

Lists installed kernels


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