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Create QR codes from a URL.
like 7300, but doesn't clutter your working directory with old qr.*.png files. This will get the QR barcode, and send it right into ImageMagick's 'display' tool. Usage is the same as 7300; just call this function followed by the URL: $ qrurl http://xkcd.com

When feeling down, this command helps
$ sudo apt-get install sl $ man sl

Listing directory content of a directory with a lot of entries
Ever wanted to get the directory content with 'ls' or 'find' and had to wait minutes until something was printed? Perl to the rescue. The one-liner above(redirected to a file) took less than five seconds to run in a directory with more man 2 million files. One can adapt it to e.g. delete files that match a certain pattern.

Use tee + process substitution to split STDOUT to multiple commands
Using process substitution, we can 'trick' tee into sending a command's STDOUT to an arbitrary number of commands. The last command (command4) in this example will get its input from the pipe.

Extract all 7zip files in current directory taking filename spaces into account

kills rapidly spawning processes that spawn faster than you can repeat the killall command
if you dont want to alias also then you can do killall rapidly_spawning_process ; !! ; !! ; !!

Send a binary file as an attachment to an email
The uuencode utility will encode your file so that it can be sent as an attachment to an email. It is part of the sharutils package in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora.

See where a shortened url takes you before click

Split video files using avconv along keyframes


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