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Makes you look busy
This makes an alias for a command named 'busy'. The 'busy' command opens a random file in /usr/include to a random line with vim. Drop this in your .bash_aliases and make sure that file is initialized in your .bashrc.

To convert **.wav to **.mp3 using LAME running one process per CPU core run:

Delete all files found in directory A from directory B
This command is useful if you accidentally untar or unzip an archive in a directory and you want to automatically remove the files. Just untar the files again in a subdirectory and then run the above command e.g. $ for file in ~/Desktop/temp/*; do rm ~/Desktop/`basename $file`; done

Renaming a file without overwiting an existing file name
Sometimes in a hurry you may move or copy a file using an already existent file name. If you aliased the cp and mv command with the -i option you are prompted for a confirmation before overwriting but if your aliases aren't there you will loose the target file! The -b option will force the mv command to check if the destination file already exists and if it is already there a backup copy with an ending ~ is created.

Convert a single-page PDF to a hi-res PNG, at 300dpi
If you skip this part: $ -density 300x300 you'll get a very lo-res image.

Get Lorum Ipsum random text from lorumipsum.com
This will generate 3 paragraphs with random text. Change the 3 to any number.

Compose 2 images to 1
Compose 2 images (foreground.jpg with background.jpg) into 1 (image.jpg), the numeric parameters stablish the size of the foreground.jpg image (96x96) and the position x,y (+250+70) relative to the background.jpg image. Images can be any format, jpg, png, bmp, etc...

Force the script to be started as root
Will run the script as root and exit if the wrong or no password is given. Also will keep the parameters active if any where given.

Get your external IP address ( 10 characters long )
Shortest url to a external IP-service, 10 characters.

convert a line to a space


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