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Print the 16 most recent RPM packages installed in newest to oldest order

Move cursor to end of line

cd to (or operate on) a file across parallel directories
This is useful for quickly jumping around branches in a file system, or operating on a parellel file. This is tested in bash. cd to (substitute in PWD, a for b) where PWD is the bash environmental variable for the "working directory"

ROT13 whole file in vim.
gg puts the cursor at the begin g? ROT13 until the next mov G the EOF

cat a file backwards
Or "tail -r" on Solaris.

Display a list of all PHP classes that are called statically
Searches all .php files for a static instantiation of a class and displays the class names along with their frequencies.

Show directories in the PATH, one per line
Shorter version.

Find top 10 largest files in /var directory (subdirectories and hidden files included )
Same as above, but modified to show human readable output

Connect to google talk through ssh by setting your IM client to use the localhost 5432 port
If your firewall or proxy at your location prevents connection to a particular host or port, you can use ssh to tunnel to your home server and do it there instead.

Execute a command at a given time
This command will create a popup reminder window to assist in remembering tasks http://i.imgur.com/2n7viiA.png is how it looks when created


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