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get all pdf and zips from a website using wget
If the site uses https, use: $ wget --reject html,htm --accept pdf,zip -rl1 --no-check-certificate https-url

Empty a file
For when you want to flush all content from a file without removing it (hat-tip to Marc Kilgus).

fix broken permissions

Start an X app remotely
Launch a gui app remotely. In this example smplayer is installed on the remote machine, and movie.avi is in the remote user's home dir. Note that stdout/stderr is still local, so you'll have feedback locally, add '&>/dev/null' to suppress. This is surprisingly not well known (compared to running an X app locally via ssh -X). (NB. if your distro requires ~/.Xauthority file present, then try -fX if you have problems) Resubmitted (and trimmed, thanks sitaram) due to ridiculous voting on previous submission. Fingers crossed, it gets a better rating this time.

HourGlass
Displays an animated hourglass for x amount of seconds

Happy Days
AFAIR this is the wording ;)

Merge AVI-files without recoding
Useful for when you download movies split into < 700mb parts. Credit to rich @ http://superuser.com/questions/318640/merge-avi-files-without-recoding-in-mac-os-x-lion mencoder is generally included with mplayer. MacPorts: $sudo port install mplayer

list folders containing less than 2 MB of data
This command will search all subfolders of the current directory and list the names of the folders which contain less than 2 MB of data. I use it to clean up my mp3 archive and to delete the found folders pipe the output to a textfile & run: $ while read -r line; do rm -Rv "$line"; done < textfile

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