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What are some good mnemonics for common Unix commands?

There are a lot of common commands we use on the command line whose names or standard arguments can be difficult to remember. What are some good mnemonics that can be used to remedy this problem? ...
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Mnemonic external IP

When diagnosing networking problems, I ping to: My local IP My gateway IP An external IP An external domain name Usually, when troubleshooting, the internet is unaccessible, then I need to ...
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How to enable underscore (shortcut mnemonics) for menu items?

Is there a way to enable shortcut keystrokes from Windows Vista by default? E.g. the following context menu item doesn't display a shortcut key:
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Untar, ungz, gz, tar - how do you remember all the useful options?

I am pretty sure I am not the only one with the following problem: every time I need to uncompress a file in *nix I can't remember all the switches, and end up googling it, which is surprizing ...