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Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Convert all .flac from a folder subtree in 192Kb mp3
find . -type f -iname '*.flac' # searches from the current folder recursively for .flac audio files | # the output (a .flac audio files with relative path from ./ ) is piped to while read FILE; do FILENAME="${FILE%.*}"; flac -cd "$FILE" | lame -b 192 - "${FILENAME}.mp3"; done # for each line on the list: # FILE gets the file with .flac extension and relative path # FILENAME gets FILE without the .flac extension # run flac for that FILE with output piped to lame conversion to mp3 using 192Kb bitrate

check the status of 'dd' in progress (OS X)
"killall -USR1 dd" does not work in OS X for me. However, sending INFO instead of USR1 works.

Rename files in batch

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.

Create a 5 MB blank file
Useful for testing purposes

Follow the flow of a log file
tailf same as tail -f follow the flow of a log file, showing it in real time to stdout.

Lets Tux say the random fact. [add it to .bashrc to see it in new terminal window]

Submit data to a HTML form with POST method and save the response
Assume that you have a form , in the source look for something similar to : input name="rid" type="TEXT" input name="submit" value="SUBMIT" type="SUBMIT" align="center" Then exec the command to get the response into html More info : www.h3manth.com

ping a host until it responds, then play a sound, then exit
This allows for sleeping in between pings. Also, espeak needs to be installed.


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