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Show numerical values for each of the 256 colors in bash
I like the other three versions but one uses nested loops and another prints every color on a separate line. Both versions fail to reset colors before giving the prompt back. This version uses the column command to print a table so all the colors fit on one screen. It also resets colors back to normal before as a last step.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

output your microphone to a remote computer's speaker

Rename files in batch

Automatically update all the installed python packages

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.

Export all Mailman mailing lists Members to separate .txt files
Export all Mailman mailing lists Members to separate .txt files excluding "Mailman" and "Test" or add yours by && $1!="myDontWannaList"

Mouse Tracking
Will track your mouse and save it to a file. You can use gnuplot to graph it: $ gnuplot -persist

Convert a SVG file to grayscale
It requires inkscape 0.46 and lxml packages

Create a single PDF from multiple images with ImageMagick
Given some images (jpg or other supported formats) in input, you obtain a single PDF file with an image for every page.


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