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Recursive chmod all files and directories within the current directory

View a sopcast stream
Get sopcast links for live sports from http://myp2p.eu (for example) Get sp-sc or sp-auth binary by googling (sopcast + linux) eg http://www.jbg.f2s.com/sp-sc.gz Requires the 32bit libstdc++5 package. After exiting mplayer, type 'killall sp-sc'

ls only directories
Like normal ls, but only lists directories. Can be used with -l to get more details (ls -lad */)

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.

Rename files in batch

Create a local compressed tarball from remote host directory
The command uses ssh(1) to get to a remote host, uses tar(1) to archive a remote directory, prints the result to STDOUT, which is piped to gzip(1) to compress to a local file. In other words, we are archiving and compressing a remote directory to our local box.

List programs with open ports and connections

Control ssh connection
SSH can be controlled trough an ~ escape sequence. Example, to terminate the current ssh connection, type a newline, then the ~ character, and last a . character. This is useful eg when an ssh connection hangs after you reboot a machine and the connection hangs.

Erase a word
hit BACKSPACE more than once to delete more words

Salvage a borked terminal
This works in some situations where 'reset' and the other alternatives don't.


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