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    fuman(){ lynx -width=$COLUMNS -nonumbers -dump "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/using/$1" |sed '/Add to favourites/,/This is sample output/!d' |sed 's/ *Add to favourites/----/' |less -r; }
    eterps · 2009-02-06 10:14:44 1

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