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Google text-to-speech in mp3 format
EDIT: command updated to support accented characters! Works in any of 58 google supported languages (some sound like crap, english is the best IMO). You get a mp3 file containing your query in spoken language. There is a limit of 100 characters for the "q" parameter, so be careful. The "tl" parameter contains target language.

shuffle lines via perl
Same, without modules... Probably smarter option: just use the shuf command or even sort -R.

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Find out current working directory of a process
This is an alternative to another command using two xargs. If it's a command you know there's only one of, you can just use: $ ls -l /proc/$(pgrep COMMAND)/cwd

drop first column of output by piping to this

poor man's vpn
this easy to install tool redirects all traffic to internet through ssh. it's very usefull when connecting to free wifi. you need to start it as root because it needs permissions to change iptables settings. ofcourse you also need a shell account

Alternative for basename using grep to extract file name
Here's a bash version.

Generate random valid mac addresses
Python Alternative

Load all files (including in subdirs), whose name matches a substring, into Vim
This command searches the current directory, and all of its subdirs, for files that have the string "foo" in their filename (foo.c, two-foo.txt, index-FOO-bar.php, etc), and opens them in Vim. It ignores any hidden .svn directories. Change -iname to -name if you want to do case-sensitive matches. Files open in buffers by default, so to verify that the correct files were opened, type ":list". You can load all the files in tabs by doing ":tab ball" or use 'vim -p' on the command-line to load files straight to tabs. If you get permission denied errors, do: vim $(find . ! -path \*.svn\* -type -f iname \*foo\* 2>/dev/null) To narrow it down to a single file extension, such as .php files, use \*foo\*.php (or '*foo*.php'. Which ever you prefer)

search for a file in PATH
Also searches for aliases and shell builtins

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