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Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.

Display condensed log of changes to current git repository
Assuming you are working within a git repository, you can run the above command & see what has changed in reverse chronological order, with one commit per line. Other formatting variations to 'oneline' include 'short', 'medium', 'full', 'fuller', 'email' or 'raw'.

Text to image with transparent background
Create transparent image to use as icon, watermark for other images, etc.

Select rectangular screen area
Hold 'Ctrl' + 'Alt' key while selecting rectangular text area of the screen with left mouse button. Should work in any terminal screen (xterm, konsole, ...) under X, if not then try with 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Alt' or two-combination of these.

Multiline Search/Replace with Perl
from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1030787/multiline-search-replace-with-perl added greedy trick in wildcard match (.*?) from http://www.troubleshooters.com/codecorn/littperl/perlreg.htm#Greedy

Get your current Public IP

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Substitute audio track of video file using mencoder
Creates a new video file with video stream copied from input file and a different audio stream

Verify if user account exists in Linux / Unix

Human readable directory sizes for current directory, sorted descending


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