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Clean your broken terminal
When some console full-screen program (minicom, vi, some installers) breaks down your terminal, try this command to revert all options to "sane" settings (sane is a built-in combo of a lot of stty options)

Convert text to uppercase
Usage: upper [STRING]...

List the popular module namespaces on CPAN
Grabs the complete module list from CPAN, pulls the first column, ditches html lines, counts, ditches small namespaces.

Copy specific files recursively using the same tree organization.
This command has been used to overwrite corrupted "entries" files of a corrupted subversion working copy. Note the --files-from input format.

View a man page on a nice interface
A great way of viewing some man page while using gnome.

while using lxde and being blinded by your laptop screen, you can type:
I'm not sure what apt this is, but it seems to work on most X screens, an is useful for saving power, and not straining your eyes

Colored status of running services
Replace service --status-all 2>&1 by service --status-all 2>/dev/null to hide all services with the status [ ? ]

[WinXP]Use as a shortcut in the SendTo menu to open a cmd window for a given folder.
This comes in handy for me when I am developing and testing Perl command line scripts. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490880.aspx

Quick notepad
Quick write some notes to a file with cat. Ctrl+C when you have finish.

check open ports without netstat or lsof


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