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rotate a one page pdf to 90 Degrees Clockwise
This can be taken from the pdftk docs http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-man-page/ http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-cli-examples/ , but the command examples are not simple.

list files recursively by size

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shut of the screen.

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backup and remove files with access time older than 5 days.
create an archive of files with access time older than 5 days, and remove original files.

improve copy file over ssh showing progress
You set the file/dirname transfer variable, in the end point you set the path destination, this command uses pipe view to show progress, compress the file outut and takes account to change the ssh cipher. Support dirnames with spaces. Merged ideas and comments by http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4379/copy-working-directory-and-compress-it-on-the-fly-while-showing-progress and http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3177/move-a-lot-of-files-over-ssh

Set laptop display brightness
Run as root. Path may vary depending on laptop model and video card (this was tested on an Acer laptop with ATI HD3200 video). $ cat /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness to discover the possible values for your display.

Display BIOS Information

yes > /dev/null
your laptop can be a good heater :)


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