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List all directories only.
Undocumented syntax, but should work on every shell. It'll list all directories in the current one. Change `*/` into globbing `**/` for recursivity.

Send e-mail if host is 'dead' or not reachable
Cleaner with a mailto assignment in crontab (if the command fails you get an email): MAILTO=admin@example.com 10,30,50 * * * * ping -q -c1 -w3 192.168.0.14 >/dev/null

Remove Thumbs.db files from folders

Get all these commands in a text file with description.
I tried out on my Mac, jot to generate sequence ( 0,25,50,..), you can use 'seq' if it is linux to generate numbers, need curl installed on the machine, then it rocks. @Satya

Get your outgoing IP address

Capitalize first letter of each word in a string - A ruby alternative
"-n" loops around ; "-e" executes the given quoted string ; "$_" is the current line ; "split" creates an array on white space; each item of the array is "collected" to be then "capitalized" ; the array is "joined" back into a string.

List of commands you use most often
Plot your most used commands with gnuplot.

April Fools' Day Prank
Add this to a fiend's .bashrc. PROMPT_COMMAND will run just before a prompt is drawn. RANDOM will be between 0 and 32768; in this case, it'll run about 1/10th of the time. \033 is the escape character. I'll call it \e for short. \e7 -- save cursor position. \e[%d;%dH -- move cursor to absolute position \e[4%dm \e[m -- draw a random color at that point \e8 -- restore position.

Merge files, joining each line in one line

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.


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