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Extract all of the files on an RPM on a non-RPM *nix

Go to directory or creat it and go to
For use in scripts this command is very usefull

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Delete all aliases for a network interface on a (Free)BSD system
The example command deletes all aliases for network interface 'em0' assuming that the aliases have netmask of and the master IP has some other netmask (such as See here -> for more on the rationale of this command.

Format partition with ext4 but without a journal
For slow flash memory (cheap thumb drive), ext4 is the fastest stable file system for all use cases with no relevant exception: Since we can usually dispense with the benefits of a journal for this type of storage, this is a way to achieve the least awful I/O-speed. Disabling the journal for an existing ext4 partition can be achieved using $ tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sdXN Note that it is often recommended to format removable flash media with ext2, due to the lack of a journal. ext4 has many advantages over ext2 even without the journal, with much better speed as one of the consequences. So the only usecase for ext2 would be compatibility with very old software.

Retry the previous command until it exits successfully

hard disk information - Model/serial no.
Get the hard disk information with out shutting down and opening the system. It gives information on model no., serial no., cylinders/heads/sectors, and the supported features of the hard disk.

Get all IPs via ifconfig

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.

Capture video of a linux desktop
This is identical to the original command, but allows you to specify an offset if you have multiple monitors. In this case you'll record a 1366x768 window that's offset by 1366 pixels in the x axis and 0 pixels in the y axis. Note also that the -sameq option has been replaced by -qscale - at least in ffmpeg version 1.2.1 on Fedora 19.

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