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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.

Get max number of arguments
Get max number of arguments that can be accepted by the exec() system call.

Find out how old a web page is
I used to use the Firefox "View page info" feature a lot to determine how stale the web page I was looking at was. Now that I use mostly Chrome I miss that feature, so here is a command line alternative using wget. The -S says to display the server response, the --spider says to not download any files/pages, just fetch the header. The output goes to stderr, so to grep it you use 2>&1 to combine the stderr stream with stdout, the pipe that to grep for Last-Modified. You can use curl instead if you have it installed, like this: $ curl --head -s http://osswin.sourceforge.net | grep Mod

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Compress files found with find
tar options may change ;) c to compress into a tar file, z for gzip (j for bzip) man tar -print0 and -0t are usefull for names with spaces, \, etc.

Outputs a 10-digit random number

Convert a flv video file to avi using mencoder

Runs previous command but replacing
Really useful for when you have a typo in a previous command. Also, arguments default to empty so if you accidentally run: $ echo "no typozs" you can correct it with $ ^z

start a VNC server for another user

easily convert one unit to another
Easily convert units of similar measurement. May also be invoked alone, units.


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