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Get simple weather info from a zip code
$ weather 97405

One liner to parse all epubs in a directory and use the calibre ebook-convert utility to convert them to mobi format
all ebook-convert -options are optional. all you really need to pass ebook-convert is the incoming and outgoing names, with extensions. Has been tested on Ubuntu 10.10

Make vim open in tabs by default (save to .profile)
I always add this to my .profile rc so I can do things like: "vim *.c" and the files are opened in tabs.

List .log files open by a pid
Uses lsof to display the full path of ".log" files opened by a specified PID.

find files ignoring .svn and its decendents
for when find . -print | grep -v .svn | xargs doesnt cut it.

Automatically update all the installed python packages

Discover full java className for import;
If you want to code without a IDE, using java may be painful to discover correct full class names to import. This script google it with javadoc word, then with some luck we got the javadoc as first item. next it curl the target javadoc and extract full name from it. Can by customized to extract other javadoc infos. Pre-reqs: bash, google-chrome, html2text and core-utils

Schedule a script or command in x num hours, silently run in the background even if logged out
doesn't require "at", change the "2h" to whatever you want... (deafult unit for sleep is seconds)

Recursively remove directory with many files quickly
rsync'ing an empty directory over a directory to be deleted recursively is much faster than using rm -rf, for various reasons. Relevant only for directories with really a lot of files.

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