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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.

add lyrics

set wallpaper on windowmaker in one line
set directly the wallpaper on windowmaker , use this command with display of imagemagick :)

Remove all the files except abc in the directory
This is for zsh with extended globbing.

A very quick and slick fork bomb. Handle with care. Don't run on production please...

Create user add lines from partial passwd file
Handy if you are installing a new server or recovering an old one and you have a passwd file with the accounts you want to add to the server. If you edit the file so that only the accounts that you want to add are left this line will spit out the correct useradd lines. The uid, gecos and shell will be preserved.

Find the package that installed a command

Text message on wallpaper
Display some text on the wallpaper especially warning messages

save date and time for each command in history
Date-time format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS


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