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Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Show crontabs for all users
This is flatcaps tweaked command to make it work on SLES 11.2

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.

generate random password (works on Mac OS X)
Prepending env LC_CTYPE=C fixes a problem with bad bytes in /dev/urandom on Mac OS X

Find how far nested you are in subshells

grep for minus (-) sign
Use flag "--" to stop switch parsing

Show the UUID of a filesystem or partition
Shows the UUID of a filesystem or partition that can be used in kernel root options and in fstab. Run it without the -u option to generate more information. eg: ~/ sudo vol_id /dev/sda2 ID_FS_USAGE=other ID_FS_TYPE=swap ID_FS_VERSION=2 ID_FS_UUID=27fca13d-97b7-4d28-882c-6d03353f0a82 ID_FS_UUID_ENC=27fca13d-97b7-4d28-882c-6d03353f0a82 ID_FS_LABEL= ID_FS_LABEL_ENC=

drop first column of output by piping to this
An advantage is that this doesn't modify remained string at all. One can change {0,1} with {0,n} to drop several columns

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Sum size of files returned from FIND


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