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Display screen window number in prompt
Add this to your $HOME/.bashrc file. It will only set this prompt if it is running inside screen ($WINDOW var is set) Looks like this... $ [email protected]:~[2]$

Show max lengths of all fields in a pipe delimited file with header row

Look for English words in /dev/urandom
Little faster alternative.

Print the IP address and the Mac address in the same line
Print the IP address and the Mac address in the same line

Find the process you are looking for minus the grepped one
faster ;) but your idea is really cool

Search git logs (case-insensitive)
Normally, searching git log comments is case sensitive. The -i luckily applies to the --grep switch.

Open Remote Desktop (RDP) from command line having a custom screen size
This example uses xfreerdp, which builds upon the development of rdesktop. This example usage will also send you the remote machine's sound.

back up your commandlinefu contributed commands
Use `zless` to read the content of your *rss.gz file: $ zless commandlinefu-contribs-backup-2009-08-10-07.40.39.rss.gz

April Fools' Day Prank
Add this to a fiend's .bashrc. PROMPT_COMMAND will run just before a prompt is drawn. RANDOM will be between 0 and 32768; in this case, it'll run about 1/10th of the time. \033 is the escape character. I'll call it \e for short. \e7 -- save cursor position. \e[%d;%dH -- move cursor to absolute position \e[4%dm \e[m -- draw a random color at that point \e8 -- restore position.

Rename all .jpeg and .JPG files to have .jpg extension
the "i" controls case sensitiveness. It's slightly inefficient since it uselessly renames .jpg to .jpg, but that's more than compensated by launching only one process instead of two, besides being shorter to write.


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