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Find all files containing a word
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convert filenames in current directory to lowercase

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Using tput to save, clear and restore the terminal contents
Very useful for interactive scripts where you would like to return the terminal contents to its original state before the script was run. This would be similar to how vi exits and returns you to your original terminal screen. Save and clear the terminal contents with: $tput smcup Execute some commands, then restore the saved terminal contents with: $tput rmcup

Zip each file in a directory individually with the original file name
This will list the files in a directory, then zip each one with the original filename individually. video1.wmv -> video2.wmv -> This was for zipping up large amounts of video files for upload on a Windows machine.

List upcoming events on google calendar
Requires googlecl ( Even better when you wrap this in a script and allow the --date=STRING to be $1. Then you can type: whatson "next Thursday" The date string for UNIX date is very flexible. You can also add --cal "[regex]" to the end for multiple calendars.

Get the gravatar UTL for a given email address

Add strikethrough to text

prevent large files from being cached in memory (backups!)
We all know... $ nice -n19 for low CPU priority.   $ ionice -c3 for low I/O priority.   nocache can be useful in related scenarios, when we operate on very large files just a single time, e.g. a backup job. It advises the kernel that no caching is required for the involved files, so our current file cache is not erased, potentially decreasing performance on other, more typical file I/O, e.g. on a desktop.   To undo caching of a single file in hindsight, you can do $ cachedel   To check the cache status of a file, do $ cachestats

list files recursively by size

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