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Burn CD/DVD from an iso, eject disc when finished.
cdrecord -scanbus will tell you the (x,y,z) value of your cdr (for example, mine is 3,0,0)

32 bits or 64 bits?

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.

Find the package that installed a command

Command line progress bar
This command tar?s up a directory and sends the output to gzip, showing a rate of 223MB/s. This may require you installing the pv command. For debian based users out there: $ sudo aptitude install pv

pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
Not as taxing on the CPU.

Copy without overwriting

small CPU benchmark with PI, bc and time.
$ # 4 cores with 2500 pi digits $ CPUBENCH 4 2500 $. $ every core will use 100% cpu and you can see how fast they calculate it. $ if you do 50000 digitits and more it can take hours or days

list files recursively by size

convert single digit to double digits
from 1.ogg 2.ogg 3.ogg 10.ogg 11.ogg to 01.ogg 02.ogg 03.ogg 10.ogg 11.ogg


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