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Batch convert PNG to JPEG
Convert all PNG images in directory to JPEG using ImageMagick, and delete the old PNG images.

Inverted cowsay
It's quite fun to invert text using "flip.pl" (ref: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2078323 ). Slightly more challenging is to flip a whole "cowsay". :-)

Format ps command output
ps command gives the possibility to display information with custom formatting with the -o options followed by the format specifier list.

Lists unambigously names of all xml elements used in files in current directory
This set of commands was very convenient for me when I was preparing some xml files for typesetting a book. I wanted to check what styles I had to prepare but coudn't remember all tags that I used. This one saved me from error-prone browsing of all my files. It should be also useful if one tries to process xml files with xsl, when using own xml application.

dd with progress bar and statistics
Will automatically take the size of the file but longer, usefull only if in an function.

View a colorful logfile using less

Bash alias for creating screen session containing IRSSI, named irssi, while checking if existing session is created
Bash alias for easy irssi within screen, attempts to attach to existing irssi session, if one exists, otherwise creates one - Including wipe for when system reboots and leaves "dead" session.

ping a host until it responds, then play a sound, then exit
After this, just type: $ beepwhenup You need to install "beep" before this would make the beep sound. Save it in your .profile if you want to use it later WARNING: this command won't exit until it is successful. You won't be able to CONTROL+C out of it.

Extracts PDF pages as images

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs
I removed the dependency of the English language


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