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Embed next line on the end of current line using sed
N: On the current line, sed will display it on pattern space, plus a \n (new line); but s/\n//: Will get rid of new line displayed on pattern space, joining the current line's end with the start of the next line Useful in scripts.

Download a file securely via a remote SSH server
This command will download $file via server. I've used this when FTP was broken at the office and I needed to download some software packages.

Trigger a command each time a file is created in a directory (inotify)
Listens for events in the directory. Each created file is displayed on stdout. Then each fileline is read by the loop and a command is run. This can be used to force permissions in a directory, as an alternative for umask. More details: http://en.positon.org/post/A-solution-to-the-umask-problem%3A-inotify-to-force-permissions

Execute a command at a given time
This is an alternative to cron which allows a one-off task to be scheduled for a certain time.

Create a false directory structure for testing your commands
This will make a false directory with the same file names as whatever directory you choose. This is wise to use when testing scripts that alter contents, filenames, or move files. I wrote this after an OOPS I made when renaming a directory of JPGs, PNGs, PSDs that were mixed. I recommend this as I lost over 2000 vacation pictures and some graphics I designed for software and web sites. :( NOTE: This only creates name copies, that data itself is not copied.

Get just the IP for a hostname
has the benefit of being a bit more cross-platform.

find unreadable file

Downsample mp3s to 128K
This will lower the quality of mp3 files, but is necessary to play them on some mobile devices.

Inverted cowsay
It's quite fun to invert text using "flip.pl" (ref: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2078323 ). Slightly more challenging is to flip a whole "cowsay". :-)

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