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escape any command aliases
e.g. if rm is aliased for 'rm -i', you can escape the alias by prepending a backslash: rm [file] # WILL prompt for confirmation per the alias \rm [file] # will NOT prompt for confirmation per the default behavior of the command

Remove all the files except abc in the directory
This is for zsh with extended globbing.

concatenate avi files
concatenates avi files

Generate 10 pronunciable passwords
A great password generation tool. http://www.adel.nursat.kz/apg/

Completely wipe all data on your Synology NAS and reinstall DSM. (BE CAREFUL)

display contents of a file w/o any comments or blank lines

Get all links of a website

Play online music videos in terminal
pvl 'link1' 'link2' 'link3' Play Youtube, Vimeo, etc links without visual elements. Great for music videos when you just want the audio. You can control mplayer with this! Hit Ctrl-C twice to exit (if you're playing multiple files)

Simple Comment an entire file
With this simple sed command we can easily comment and entire file.

This is N5 sorta like rot13 but with numbers only
This is N5 sorta like rot13 but with numbers only. Encrypt echo "$1" | xxd -p | tr '0-9' '5-90-6' Decrypt echo "$1" | tr '0-9' '5-90-6' | xxd -r -p


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