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Group OR'd commands where you expect only one to work
Something to stuff in an alias when you are working in multiple environments. The double-pipe OR will fall through until one of the commands succeeds, and the rest won't be executed. Any STDERR will fall out, but the STDOUT from the correct command will bubble out of the parenthesis to the less command, or some other command you specify.

Create a thumbnail from a video file

renames multiple files that match the pattern
Useful when you want to quickly rename a bunch of files.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Processor / memory bandwidthd? in GB/s
Read 32GB zero's and throw them away. How fast is your system?

add the result of a command into vi
':r!ls -l' results in listing the files in the current directory and paste it into vi

FInd the 10 biggest files taking up disk space

Checks throughput between two nodes
This will show the throughput between two nodes. Thanks to szboardstretcher, who posted it here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/quick-and-easy-way-to-measure-throughput-between-two-nodes-868998/

Show most common words in filenames
I'm sure there's a more elegant sed version for the tr + grep section.

Check which modules your PHP is using


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