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Using numsum to sum a column of numbers.
numsum is part of of the num-utils package, which is available in some Linux distros and can also be downloaded at http://suso.suso.org/xulu/Num-utils. It contains about 10 different programs for dealing with numbers from the command line. Obviously you can do a lot of things that the num-utils programs do in awk, sed, bash, perl scripts, but num-utils are there so that you don't have to remember the syntax for more complex operations and can just think: compute the sum, average, boundary numbers, etc.

convert video to gif by ffmpeg and imagemagick
you can use any common video format. if you don't need to change the size of gif output, just remove `-vf scale=320:-1` btw, 320:-1 means width is 320px and height would be set automatically

Solaris get PID socket
Command line to get which PID is opening a socket on IP and PORT. Only useful under Solaris.

Google's Text-To-Speech in command line
Improved google text-to-speech function. Allows to specify language, plays sound in terminal. Automatically removes downloaded file after successfully processing. Usage: $ say LANGUAGE TEXT Examples: $ say en "This is a test." $ say pl "To jest test"

List detailed information about a ZIP archive
list zipfile info in long Unix ``ls -l'' format.

Benchmark a hard drive

Colorized grep in less
Get your colorized grep output in less(1). This involves two things: forcing grep to output colors even though it's not going to a terminal and telling less to handle those properly.

Create cheap and easy index.html file
If your admin has disabled Apache's directory index feature but you want to have a cheap way to enable it for one folder, this command will just create an index.html file with a link to each file in the directory (including the index.html file, which is not ideal but makes the command much simpler). The HTML isn't even remotely compliant, but it could easily be improved on. Also, the command needs to be run each time a file is added or removed to update the index.html file.

type partial command, kill this command, check something you forgot, yank the command, resume typing.
Example : $ vim /etc/fstab ## damn $ $ sudo ## like a boss. Example 2 : $ sudo vim /root/bin/ ##uh... autocomplete doesn't work... $ $ sudo ls /root/bin ##ah! that's the name of the file! $ sudo vim /root/bin/ ##resume here! Thanks readline!

ls not pattern
Negative shell globs already come with bash. Make sure to turn on extended pattern matching with 'shopt -e extglob'.


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