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Empty a file
The downside of output redirection is that you need permissions. So something like $ > file won't play nicely w/ sudo. You'd need to do something like $ bash -c '> file' instead, you could go w/ $ sudo truncate -s0 file

Merge AVI-files without recoding
Useful for when you download movies split into < 700mb parts. Credit to rich @ mencoder is generally included with mplayer. MacPorts: $sudo port install mplayer

Extract title from HTML files
previous version leaves lots of blank lines

See loaded modules in apache
Easiest way to check which modules are loaded in apache.

ssh autocomplete based on ~/.ssh/config
I sue this in my .bashrc file This will also do auto-completion for scp and sftp

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

Prepare B&W scans for clean looking, searchable PDF
Scan pages in, clean them up in an image editor, save to individual files. Use this command to convert each page to PDF. Combine in Acrobat Professional, and use the built-in OCR with the "Searchable Image (Exact)" option. Gives excellent image quality and file size (avoids awful JPEG image recompression that Acrobat and other OCR systems tend to do.)

quickly backup or copy a file with bash

ignore .DS_Store forever in GIT
With a couple of little commands, you?ll be able to ignore the .DS_Store files forever from your git repositories on mac! The following command will add the .gitignore file to the git configuration git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore then, the following, will add the .DS_Store to the list echo .DS_Store >> ~/.gitignore

Quickly generate an MD5 hash for a text string using OpenSSL
Thanks to OpenSSL, you can quickly and easily generate MD5 hashes for your passwords. Alternative (thanks to linuxrawkstar and atoponce): $ echo -n 'text to be encrypted' | md5sum - Note that the above method does not utlise OpenSSL.

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