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Generate a random password 30 characters long
Find random strings within /dev/urandom. Using grep filter to just Alphanumeric characters, and then print the first 30 and remove all the line feeds.

A fun thing to do with ram is actually open it up and take a peek. This command will show you all the string (plain text) values in ram
cat? dd? RTFM

list files recursively by size

Search and replace in multiple files recursively
Replace "foo" with "bar" in all files in current directory recursively

Recursively chmod all dirs to 755 and all files to 644

Convert images (jpg, png, ...) into a PDF
Converts images (maybe from scans) into a PDF

Output a list of svn repository entities to xml file
I use this to pull the last commit date for everything in my repo, so I can tell the client which files haven't been touched or updated since the repo was created. Another way to do it is to use svn log, but that does not pull the "kind" attribute. It does, however, give you the commit message. Both are very useful.

Find the package that installed a command

how many packages installed on your archlinux?

translate what is in the clipboard in english and write it to the terminal
Uses google api to translate, you can modify the language in which translate modifying the parameter "langpair=|en", the format is language input|language output.


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