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create a backup for all directories from current dir
Create backup (.tar.gz) for all first-level directory from current dir.

Speed up launch of firefox
Compress information DBs of firefox to speed up the launch of browser.

ANSI Terminal Color Test using python
Pre-packaged python script that comes with Debian/Ubuntu.

Instead of saying RTFM!

Remove a line from a file using sed (useful for updating known SSH server keys when they change)
remove the host for the .ssh/know_host file

xargs for builtin bash commands
Similar to xargs -i, but works with builtin bash commands (rather than running "bash -c ..." through xargs)

Resets a terminal that has been messed up by binary input

Sort movies by length, longest first
handles file names with spaces and colons, fixes sort (numeric!), uses mplayer, same output format as other alternatives

print a python-script (or any other code) with syntax-highlighting and no loss of indentation

Start screen with name and run command
Runs an instance of screen with name of "name_me" and command of "echo "hi"" To reconnect to screen instance later use: screen -r name_me


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