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ffmpeg -i /var/lib/mythtv/pretty/Chuck20100208800PMChuckVersustheMask.mpg -s 800x480 -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec libfaac -ac 2 -ar 16000 -r 13 -ab 32000 -aspect 16:9 Chuck20100208800PMChuckVersustheMask.mp4
2010-02-12 12:11:02
User: PLA
2

This command will transcode a MythTV recording. The target device is a Google Nexus One mobile phone. My recordings are from a HDHomerun with Over The Air content. Plays back nicely on the N1.

sudo sed -iorig '/\(up\|down\)/s/^/#/' /etc/zsh/zshrc
2010-02-02 23:17:08
User: cbrinker
Functions: sed sudo
Tags: Ubuntu vi zsh
1

Use sed to comment out any up/down bindings in zsh

rdesktop -a 16 luigi:3052
VBoxManage controlvm ServidorProducao savestate
nohup VBoxHeadless -p 3052 -startvm ServidorProducao &
sudo echo 0 > /sys/block/sdb/queue/rotational
2009-11-27 12:16:17
User: nickleus
Functions: echo sudo
5

if you still get a permissions error using sudo, then nano the file:

sudo nano -w /sys/block/sdb/queue/rotational

and change 1 to 0

this thread:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=369836&postcount=15

says that this will "help the block layer to optimize a few decisions"

flac --best *.wav
2009-11-11 14:17:24
User: nickleus
Tags: bash Ubuntu
2

cd to the folder containing the wav files, then convert them all to flac. yeah baby!

in ubuntu, to get the flac program just:

sudo apt-get install flac

flac file input formats are wav, aiff, raw, flac, oga and ogg

rename -v 's/.*[s,S](\d{2}).*[e,E](\d{2}).*\.avi/SHOWNAME\ S$1E$2.avi/' poorly.named.file.s01e01.avi
2009-09-29 16:39:57
User: Karakh
Functions: rename
18

Replace 'SHOWNAME' with the name of the TV show.

Add -n to test the command without renaming files.

Check the 'sample output'.

echo "blacklist pcspkr"|sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
2009-09-27 11:42:47
User: sliceoflinux
Functions: echo sudo tee
4

This command will disable the beep sound from the PC speaker.

update-java-alternatives
2009-08-09 02:43:06
User: stuart
Tags: Debian Ubuntu
2

Lets you set all the java alternatives at once to a matching version. Also has options for just changing the jre or the plugin.

ran=$(head /dev/urandom | md5sum); MAC=00:07:${ran:0:2}:${ran:3:2}:${ran:5:2}:${ran:7:2}; sudo ifconfig wlan0 down hw ether $MAC; sudo ifconfig wlan0 up; echo ifconfig wlan0:0
2009-07-16 16:21:44
User: workingsmart
Functions: echo head ifconfig sudo
7

Next time you are leaching off of someone else's wifi use this command before you start your bittorrent ...for legitimate files only of course.

It creates a hexidecimal string using md5sum from the first few lines of /dev/urandom and splices it into the proper MAC address format. Then it changes your MAC and resets your wireless (wlan0:0).

notify-send ["<title>"] "<body>"
2009-04-29 10:05:20
User: cammarin
45

The title is optional.

Options:

-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"
lspci |grep VGA
2009-04-28 08:34:42
User: CafeNinja
Functions: grep lspci
Tags: video Ubuntu
1

Displays only the VGA adapter/chipset being used for the graphics. In this case, it gave me the "M22" and "Mobility Radeon x300" that I needed to research a graphics issue I was having.

lsof -i
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
2009-04-20 02:08:23
User: hank
Functions: sudo
Tags: Ubuntu time
3

Reconfigures time zone in Ubuntu, which I cannot figure out how to do through the GUI. Worked like a charm to set my time zone to CEST from EDT.

dpkg -S /usr/bin/ls
2009-04-18 18:18:23
User: bwoodacre
39

'dpkg -S' just matches the string you supply it, so just using 'ls' as an argument matches any file from any package that has 'ls' anywhere in the filename. So usually it's a good idea to use an absolute path. You can see in the second example that 12 thousand files that are known to dpkg match the bare string 'ls'.

sudo killall -9 pulseaudio; pulseaudio >/dev/null 2>&1 &
2009-04-11 20:18:35
User: hank
Functions: killall sudo
14

Ever since the switch to pulseaudio, Ubuntu users including myself have found themselves with no sound intermittently. To fix this, just use this command and restarts firefox or mplayer or whatever.

dpkg --get-selections > LIST_FILE
2009-03-28 17:45:29
User: cammarin
11

This command is useful when you want to install the same packages on another fresh OS install for example. To do that, use:

sudo dpkg --set-selections < LIST_FILE
do-release-upgrade
2009-03-25 07:25:33
User: dizzgo
Tags: Ubuntu
-1

release upgrades are major upgrades as from 8.04 to 8.10 or from 8.10 to 9.04

update-manager-core must be installed:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

in some cases you must edit '/etc/update-manager/release-upgrades' and set 'Prompt=normal'

mv file_name.extension ..
2009-03-09 15:35:58
User: takealeft
Functions: mv
-3

cd into the directory that contains the file.

this is just the usual move command but shortcut'd.

say you wanted to move a photo img1.png from ~/photos/holidayphotos into the parent directory which is ~/photos

command would be:

~/photos/holidayphotos$ mv img1.png ..

I use Ubuntu so this'll work in debian but not sure what else.

tail -f file1 (file2 .. fileN)
2009-03-02 11:13:42
User: hberth
Functions: tail
Tags: bash Ubuntu
3

Useful to e.g. keep an eye on several logfiles.

dpkg --compare-versions 1.0-2ubuntu5 lt 1.1-1~raphink3 && echo y || echo n
2009-02-28 18:01:59
User: raphink
Functions: echo
Tags: Debian Ubuntu
2

Compares two versions with dpkg. It is not always obvious what version dpkg/apt will consider to be more recent. Operators include the following :

* These treat an empty version as earlier than any version: lt le eq ne ge gt.

* These treat an empty version as later than any version: lt-nl le-nl ge-nl gt-nl.

* These are provided only for compatibility with control file syntax: < > >.

This command doesn't output anything. It only returns with status 0 or 1, hence the echo "y" || echo "n" to get an output.

dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
sudo ufw allow proto tcp from 1.2.3.4 to any port 80
apt-cache dotty apache2 | dot -T png | display
2009-02-18 14:27:31
User: raphink
Functions: apt dot
7

Requires: imagemagick and graphviz

On Debian systems, displays a graph of package dependencies. Works also with other image formats, like svg :

apt-cache dotty bash | dot -T svg | display