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sync two folders except hidden files

SED - Substitute string in next line
source: http://sed.sourceforge.net/sed1line.txt

OpenDns IP update via curl
Your IP is resolved by OpenDns Server (like a caller ID telephone, every server knows who is calling ;-) Change user:password by yours Be Happy

Do command when logged in from certain ips using ssh
Place in ~/.bashrc If you login to a ssh server from different ips, sometimes you want to do something specific for each. e.g., quickly go into screen -x session from a phone, but not your desktop.

Application network trace based on application name
This command takes an application name as an argument and then it will listen to the tcp traffic and capture packets matching the process Id of the application. The output shows: local address / local port / Remote Address / Remote port / State / Owning Process ID

Cleanup a (source) text file, removing trailing spaces/tabs and multiple consecutive blank lines
I used this command (in addition to a code formatting tool) to "cleanup" a bunch of PHP files

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Change Random Wallpaper on Gnome 3
Change Random Wallpaper on Gnome 3

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.


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