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Clear the terminal screen

Open files in a split windowed Vim
-o acts like :spit. Use -O (capital o) for side-by-side like :vsplit. Use vim -d or vimdiff if you need a diff(1) comparison. To split gnu Screen instead of vim, use ^A S for horizontal, ^A | for vertical.

Rename files in batch

Touch a file using a timestamp embedded in the file name.
tstouch takes two arguments: a filename containing a timestamp, and an extended regular expression with the parenthesized section matching a timestamp of the form YYYYMMDDhhmm or YYYYMMDDhhmm.ss. It then touches the file with that timestamp.

Go to directory or creat it and go to
For use in scripts this command is very usefull

Display a block of text with AWK

Extract a IRC like chat log out of an Adium xml logfile

Delete Last Line of a File if it is Blank
Use sed to remove the last line of a file only if it is empty.

Erase to factory a pendrive, disk or memory card, and watch the progress

Ping a URL sending output to file and STDOUT
The tee (as in "T" junction) command is very useful for redirecting output to two places.


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