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Open Sublime-text in current directory

Recursive grep of all c++ source under the current directory
I like this better than some of the alternatives using -exec, because if I want to change the string, it's right there at the end of the command line. That means less editing effort and more time to drink coffee.

Quickest way to sort/display # of occurences

Convert JSON to YAML
Convert JSON to YAML. Note that you'll need to have PyYaml installed.

list the top 15 folders by decreasing size in MB
list the top 15 folders by decreasing size in MB

Display a wave pattern
Purely frivolous - print a sine/cosine curve to the console - the width varies as it progresses. Ctrl-C to halt.

Remote screenshot
Admittedly, I'd never have thought of this without the earlier examples, but here's one that you can execute from your workstation to just display the image from another, without separately doing a file transfer, etc. By the way, I hear a loud beep coming from the other room, so I guess it's not too stealthy :-D

Extract tarball from internet without local saving

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

check open ports without netstat or lsof


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