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add a backup (or any other) suffix to a file
Very helpful when you've got complex filenames and needs to change just some small parts of it. Renaming a file called "i-made-a-small-typo-right-here" to "i-made-a-big-typo-right-here": $ mv -vi i-made-a-{small,big}-typo-right-here You could also copy multiple files, edit, remove, process, etc.

Discover full java className for import;
If you want to code without a IDE, using java may be painful to discover correct full class names to import. This script google it with javadoc word, then with some luck we got the javadoc as first item. next it curl the target javadoc and extract full name from it. Can by customized to extract other javadoc infos. Pre-reqs: bash, google-chrome, html2text and core-utils

Retrieve a random command from the commandlinefu.com API
Can be integrated into your .bashrc if you like. You'll probably want to grep out my name.

List of commands you use most often
Plot your most used commands with gnuplot.

Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API
just like the original - just colored and with less

a simple bash one-liner to create php file and call php function

Determine next available UID
better with accounts on ldap

Get your public ip

Give all those pictures the same name format, trailing zeros please for the right order, offset to merge different collections of pictures
When you have different digital cameras, different people, friends and you want to merge all those pictures together, then you get files with same names or files with 3 and 4 digit numbers etc. The result is a mess if you copy it together into one directory. But if you can add an offset to the picture number and set the number of leading zeros in the file name's number then you can manage. OFFS != 0 and LZ the same as the files currently have is not supported. Or left as an exercise, hoho ;) I love NF="${NF/#+(0)/}",it looks like a magic bash spell.

bash-quine
this command prints itself out. it doesn't need to be stored in a file and it isn't as easy as $ echo $BASH_COMMAND for information on quines see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quine_(computing)


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