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sudo pacman -S virtualbox-guest-utils
2013-05-16 14:39:38
Functions: sudo

Here you have to choose the correct kernel number, for example linux38.

sudo pacman -Scc
sudo mhwd-kernel linux00
2013-05-16 14:02:46
Functions: sudo

00 is the number of the linux kernel e.g. linux39

sudo pacman-mirrors -g
sudo pacman -Syu
2013-05-16 13:49:14
Functions: sudo

Warning: Instead of immediately updating as soon as updates are available, users must recognize that due to the nature of Arch's rolling release approach, an update may have unforeseen consequences. This means that it is not wise to update if, for example, one is about to deliver an important presentation. Rather, update during free time and be prepared to deal with any problems that may arise.

Pacman is a powerful package management tool, but it does not attempt to handle all corner cases. Read The Arch Way if this causes confusion. Users must be vigilant and take responsibility for maintaining their own system. When performing a system update, it is essential that users read all information output by pacman and use common sense. If a user-modified configuration file needs to be upgraded for a new version of a package, a .pacnew file will be created to avoid overwriting settings modified by the user. Pacman will prompt the user to merge them. These files require manual intervention from the user and it is good practice to handle them right after every package upgrade or removal. See Pacnew and Pacsave Files for more info.

Tip: Remember that pacman's output is logged in /var/log/pacman.log.

sudo useradd -U -m -s /bin/bash new_user
sudo su; sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
sudo shutdown -h now
sudo !-1
2013-04-22 03:45:14
User: datamining
Functions: sudo

this command also can run the last command as root

what's more, sudo !-2 can run the second last command as root , and so on

sudo shutdown -h <hour:minute>
sudo dmidecode --type 17
2013-04-18 20:13:07
User: FadeMind
Functions: sudo
Tags: ram dmidecode

Advanced information about RAM.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
2013-04-18 03:18:26
User: farazyashar
Functions: install sudo

Install the Linux kernel headers for currently running kernel version on Debian-based systems via apt-get

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.

sudo apt-get install git gcc make libx11-dev libxtst-dev pkg-config -y && git clone https://github.com/hanschen/ksuperkey.git && cd ksuperkey && make && sudo mv ksuperkey /usr/bin/ksuperkey && cd ~ && rm -rf ksuperkey
2013-04-17 07:12:46
User: FadeMind
Functions: cd gcc install make mv rm sudo

Install Ksuperkey one command in Kubuntu.

You must manually add ksuperkey to autostart in System Settings KDE.

sudo sed -i 's/raspberrypi/pita1/' /etc/hosts /etc/hostname; sudo reboot
2013-04-16 07:27:41
User: egeoffray
Functions: sed sudo

Your computer's name is raspberrypi and you want to rename it to pita1.

This command will change both the hostname and the name used for netwrk communications.

sudo shutdown 3600 -P
2013-04-14 16:14:23
Functions: shutdown sudo

You can easily stop shutdowning process by CTRL+C

sudo -u apache find . -not -perm /o+r
sudo -u apache find . -not -readable
sudo port selfupdate ; echo '---------' ; sudo port upgrade outdated
dpkg --list | grep '^rc\b' | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs sudo dpkg -P
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get clean
sudo cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Paris /etc/localtime
sudo ifconfig wlan0 | grep inet | awk 'NR==1 {print $2}' | cut -c 6-
2013-02-18 14:10:07
User: mouths
Functions: awk cut grep ifconfig sudo

On wired connections set 'eth0' instead of 'wlan0'

sudo find / -type f -name config.inc.php -exec vim -p {} +
2013-02-12 11:00:02
User: sinevar
Functions: find sudo vim

Opening several files at once in Vim can be very easy in connection with find command.

sudo apt-get <apt-get command and options> --print-uris -qq | sed -n "s/'\([^ ]\+\)' \([^ ]\+\) \([^ ]\+\) MD5Sum:\([^ ]\+\)/wget -c \1/p" > dowload_deb_list.txt