10 ultimate tips to no longer be ashamed to open the terminal in public

From Relearn 2014

 

Introduce yourself
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echo I am `whoami`. It is `date` and we are on $HOST, in the directory `pwd` | espeak
or
echo I am `whoami`. It is `date` and we are on $HOST, in the directory `pwd`
or, on OS X:
echo I am `whoami`. It is `date` and we are on $HOST, in the directory `pwd` | say

What time is it in Sao Paulo at 18:47 in Brussels?
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TZ=America/Sao_Paulo date “+%F %R (%Z%z)” -d ‘TZ=”Europe/Brussels” 18:47’

Get the alphabetical list of words in a text
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cat text.txt | tr ” ” “n” | sort | uniq

Do a cadavre exquis of several texts
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cat a.txt b.txt c.txt > abc.txt

Make a top 5 of your fattest files
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ls -l -S *.* | head -5

Create an animated gif of system icons
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convert /usr/share/pixmaps/*.{png,xpm} /tmp/animated.gif

Make a randomized playlist of a sound sytem and listen relax
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find /usr/share/sounds/ -type f | shuf > /tmp/playlist.list && mplayer -playlist /tmp/playlist.list

Make a parody of Wikipedia
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wget -k -O /tmp/o.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BNP_Paribas && sed -i “s/w+ing/schtroumpfing/gi” /tmp/o.html

Make a poem out of your computer memory
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sudo dd if=/dev/mem 2> /dev/null | cat | strings | shuf | head

Rank the commands by popularity
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history | awk ‘{print $2}’ | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head

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