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use the previous commands params in the current command
Here the !!:1 will take the first parameter from the previous command. This can be used in conjunction with other history commands like ! and so on.

Copy an element from the previous command
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Clean your broken terminal
When some console full-screen program (minicom, vi, some installers) breaks down your terminal, try this command to revert all options to "sane" settings (sane is a built-in combo of a lot of stty options)

Purge configuration files of removed packages on debian based systems
also search with aptitude search '~c'

Cap apt-get download speed
apt-get is pretty aggressive when it downloads, potentially hogging the bandwidth of your network. The 25 is in KB, change this to your needs.

See all the commits for which searchstring appear in the git diff

Google URL shortener
Shorter and made into a function.

Copy a file over SSH without SCP

Sort the size usage of a directory tree by gigabytes, kilobytes, megabytes, then bytes.
Probably only works with GNU du and modern perls.

Make info pages much less painful
The pinfo package makes info pages much more bearable. It is a ncurses-based POSIX utility for viewing info and man pages using lynx style keyboard shortcuts and rendering. Links are highlighted blue, the current location of your cursor is red. Navigating and searching are easy. Worth the install.


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