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Check if a domain is available and get the answer in just one line
Returns nothing if the domain exists and 'No match for domain.com' otherwise.

Search for packages, ranked by popularity
This will take the packages matching a given `apt-cache search` query (a collection of AND'd words or regexps) and tell you how popular they are. This is particularly nice for those times you have to figure out which solution to use for e.g. a PDF reader or a VNC client. Substitute "ubuntu.com" for "debian.org" if you want this to use Ubuntu's data instead. Everything else will work perfectly.

A nice command for summarising repeated information

print all except first collumn

Do one ping to a URL, I use this in a MRTG gauge graph to monitor connectivity

grep certain file types recursively
-exec works better and faster then using a pipe

Rename .JPG to .jpg recursively
This command is useful for renaming a clipart, pic gallery or your photo collection. It will only change the big caps to small ones (on the extension).

show todays svn log
Shows the todays svn log. Perfect for alias usage I assume.

Update twitter via curl (and also set the "from" bit)
An improvement of the original (at: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2872/update-twitter-via-curl) in the sense that you see a "from cURL" under your status message instead of just a "from API" ;-) Twitter automatically links it to the cURL home page.

Restore deleted file from GIT repository
This command will automatically find the latest version of the file that was deleted and restore it to it's previous location. If, of course, your file was kept in a git repository... I found this command on http://stackoverflow.com/a/1113140


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