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Fetch the current human population of Earth
They are using json now

Quickly move the cursor to different parts of the command line based on a mark.
Use 'ctrl-@' to set a mark. See the first comment for a better explanation.

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.

copy partition table from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

Copy via tar pipe while preserving file permissions (cp does not!; run this command with root!)
cp options: -p will preserve the file mode, ownership, and timestamps -r will copy files recursively also, if you want to keep symlinks in addition to the above: use the -a/--archive option

recursive search and replace old with new string, inside files
This command find all files in the current dir and subdirs, and replace all occurances of "oldstring" in every file with "newstring".

Sort a character string
Sorts a character string, using common shell commands.

check the filesystem and use a progress bar
if you happen to start with out the -C switch then you a killall -USR1 e2fsck

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Check syntax of all Perl modules or scripts underneath the current directory
Finds all *.p[ml]-files and runs a perl -c on them, checking whether Perl thinks they are syntactically correct


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