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sudo sed -i 's/Exec=skype %U/Exec=skype --disable-cleanlooks -style GTK %U/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
2013-04-17 08:43:00
User: FadeMind
Functions: sed sudo

Replace default command in skype.desktop file.

ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:11:22:33:44:55
2013-02-26 21:27:47
User: mutiny1939
Functions: ifconfig

The 00:11:22:33:44:55 is whatever you want your new MAC address to be. Sometimes sudo should be used in front if you need to.

dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.UPower" /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend
2013-01-15 18:47:21
User: totti
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.UPower" /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend
pgrep -lf gnome-panel | awk '{if ($2=="gnome-panel") print $1}' | xargs kill -9
2011-06-12 12:23:27
User: UnixNeko
Functions: awk kill xargs

I have some problems with gnome panel which does not load completely leaving me without the actual GUI. This commands helps to kill the gnome-panel process then it should be relaunch automatically.

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file://<path-to-image>'
xdg-open [path]
2010-06-30 07:32:53
User: infinull
Tags: KDE gnome

open [path] in the default program, regardless of which Desktop Environment you use (KDE, GNOME, etc.)

Works on all "freedesktop.org" compatible desktop environments

gnome-open [path]
2010-06-30 07:20:05
User: ludwig
Tags: gnome

Another step to bring cli and gui closer together: gnome-open

It opens a path with the default (gui) application for its mime type.

I would recommend a shorter alias like alias o=gnome-open

More examples:

gnome-open .

[opens the current folder in nautilus / your default file browser]

gnome-open some.pdf

[opens some.pdf in evince / your default pdf viewer]

gnome-open trash://

[opens the trash with nautilus]

gnome-open http://www.commandlinefu.com

[opens commandlinefu in your default webbrowser]

gnome-terminal --tab --tab --tab
2009-09-03 19:36:07
User: 0disse0
Tags: terminal gnome

If you launch gnome-terminal manually, you can start with three open tabs

skype --disable-cleanlooks -style GTK
2009-07-23 22:55:09
User: Paaskehare

I use this to make skype blend better into my desktop :)

--disable-cleanlooks might not be nescessary to achieve the wanted effect.

screen -d -m nautilus --no-desktop `pwd`
2009-05-07 00:49:07
User: windsurfer
Functions: screen

This opens up nautilus in the current directory, which is useful for some quick file management that isn't efficiently done from a terminal.

gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename <path_to_image>
2009-04-29 11:19:29
User: cammarin

You can use this in a script which rotates wallpapers from a directory at each login.

notify-send ["<title>"] "<body>"
2009-04-29 10:05:20
User: cammarin

The title is optional.


-t: expire time in milliseconds.

-u: urgency (low, normal, critical).

-i: icon path.

On Debian-based systems you may need to install the 'libnotify-bin' package.

Useful to advise when a wget download or a simulation ends. Example:

wget URL ; notify-send "Done"
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*