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Check ps output to see if file is running, if not start it
This comes in handy if you have daemons/programs that have potential issues and stop/disappear, etc., can be run in cron to ensure that a program remains up no matter what. Be advised though, if a program did core out, you'd likely want to know why (gdb) so use with caution on production machines.

Read Python logs with tracebacks in color

extract email addresses from some file (or any other pattern)

Join lines
Even shorter. Stolen from comment posted by eightmillion.

Rename files in batch

Find broken symlinks
This is much safer than using -L, because it will not follow links that point to places outside the target directory subtree (CWD, in this case). See here for explanation: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/38691/9382

put command in a loop to keep trying a connection
This will keep trying to reconnect your netcat connection can be used with SSH or Telnet, just substitute nc for ssh or telnet very useful for troubleshooting VPNs were you want to send continuous packets towards a destination to trace.

list process ids for given program

Convert a Nero Image File to ISO
This line removes the 300k header from a Nero image file converting it to ISO format

Look up a unicode character by name
No need for further filedes or substitution for splitting. Simply use read a b


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