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Set a posix shell to echo all commands that it's about to execute, after all expansions have been done.
the 'set -x' mode can be exited by typing $ set +x

Set up alarm with fade-in, for graceful awakening
There are a lot of commands, which invokes your player at specified time. But I prefer not to jump from by bed, when alarm start to play. Instead, this script increases volume of mpd over time, which much more pleasant when you just woke up :)

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Notepad in a browser
A commandline version of the notepad in a browser: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/12161/notepad-in-a-browser-type-this-in-the-url-bar All credit to the origional author of this fantastic command, whos only failing as most of the comments pointed out was that it wasn't a command... well, now its a command. Send all upvotes to dtlp747.

Change pidgin status
Thanks for the comment oshazard, i wasn't aware of purple-remote existence.

Pretty print SQL query with python in one line
You need to apt-get install python-sqlparse. This command simply formats a sql query and prints it out. It is very useful when you want to move a sql query from commandline to a shell script. Everything is done locally, so you don't need to worry about copying sql query to external websites.

Emergency Alien Invasion Warning
When aliens invade Earth, be first to warn your neighbours by placing your computer screen at a window and executing this potentially Earth-saving command. Ctrl C when aliens are defeated.

Change newline to space in a file just using echo
Changing newline to spaces using just echo

Prefix command output with duration for each line
Prefixes each output line with time between it and the previous one.

Converts all windows .URL shortcuts in a directory to linux (gnome) .desktop shortcuts


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