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Recording the desktop and an application audio source for webcast
You will have to use the sound preferences (record) to choose the audio source and set it to internal.

split a multi-page PDF into separate files
Have to do this once per output file, because if device is 'pdfwrite', even if 'gs' sees '%d' in the OutputFile it still only creates one single output file. Embed it into a simple shell script if you want to split a document out into one file for every page.

Preserve user variables when running commands with sudo.
In this case the current user has proxy variable set which allows access to the rpm on the internet but needs root privs to install it. Running sudo -E preserves the current user proxy var and allows the rpm install to be executed with sudo.

Find non-ASCII and UTF-8 files in the current directory

Write on the console without being registered
http://www.linux-party.com/index.php/8157-escribir-en-la-consola-linux-sin-que-quede-registrado-en-el-history

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" }

Force the script to be started as root
Place this code at the beginning of your script to ensure that it can only be executed by the root.

Make a thumbnail image of first page of a PDF.
convert is included in ImageMagick. Don't forget the [X] (where X is the page number). [0] is the first page of the PDF.

Slow down the screen output of a command
(example above is the 'ls' command with reduced output speed)

Mute speakers after an hour
Mutes the speakers after an hour, in case you fall asleep watching a video...


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