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Get line count for any file ending with extension recursively rooted at the current directory.

Jump to a directory, execute a command and jump back to current dir

Google text-to-speech in mp3 format
same but redirecting to player and putting whaever text line.. works on my ubuntu machine ...

exclude file(s) from rsync
rsyncs files to a server excluding listed files also a file can be used to exclude common exclude rules and/or to exclude a ton of files, like so: $rsync --exclude-from '~/.scripts/exclude.txt' where exclude.txt has one rule per line: *.mp3 *.svn*

Copy via tar pipe while preserving file permissions (cp does not!; run this command with root!)
cp options: -p will preserve the file mode, ownership, and timestamps -r will copy files recursively also, if you want to keep symlinks in addition to the above: use the -a/--archive option

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

lotto generator

extract column from csv file
extracts the 5th column using the delimiter ','

Use AWS CLI and JQ to get a list of instances sorted by launch time
Use the AWS CLI tools to generate a list instances, then pipe them to JQ to show only their launch time and instance id. Finally use sort to bring them out in runtime order. Find all those instances you launched months ago and have forgotten about.

bash-quine
this command prints itself out. it doesn't need to be stored in a file and it isn't as easy as $ echo $BASH_COMMAND for information on quines see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quine_(computing)


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