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Get the current gold price
Returns the current price of a troy ounce of gold, in USD. Requires the "jq" JSON parser.

export iPad App list to txt file
This will generate the same output without changing the current directory, and filepath will be relative to the current directory. Note: it will (still) fail if your iTunes library is in a non-standard location.

print multiplication formulas
seq -s ' ' 1 9 | sed -n ':a;p;s/ *\w$//;h;/^$/t;b a;q' | tac | awk '{for(i=1;i

Generate a random password 30 characters long

Get size of terminal
See the cols and lines and make sure the console it correctly configured for the screen size.

Mark packages installed with build-dep for autoremove (on Debian/Ubuntu)
Replace PACKAGE with desired package name. Found here: http://mikebeach.org/2011/04/undo-apt-get-build-dep/

Matrix Style
Solves "tr" issues with non C-locales under BSD-like systems (like OS X)

Enable verbose boot in Mac OS X Open Firmware

Display top Keywords from history

sort ugly text
Often, when sorting you want the sort to ignore extraneous characters. The b, d, and f tell sort to ignore leading blanks, use 'dictionary order' (ignore punctuation), and ignore (fold) case. Add a "u" if you only want one copy of duplicate lines. This is a great command to use within vim to sort lines of text, using !}sort -bdf


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