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Run a long job and notify me when it's finished
You will need libnotify-bin for this to work: $ sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

print all except first collumn

List programs with open ports and connections
I prefer to use this and not the -n variety, so I get DNS-resolved hostnames. Nice when I'm trying to figure out who's got that port open.

Copy files and directories from a remote machine to the local machine
This command will copy files and directories from a remote machine to the local one. Ensure you are in the local directory you want to populate with the remote files before running the command. To copy a directory and it's contents, you could: $ ssh [email protected] "(cd /path/to/a/directory ; tar cvf - ./targetdir)" | tar xvf - This is especially useful on *nix'es that don't have 'scp' installed by default.

shell function to make gnu info act like man.
I use this alias in my bashrc. The --vi-keys option makes info use vi-like and less-like key bindings.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

To find the uptime of each process-id of particular service or process

List all installed PERL modules by CPAN
This command will give you the detailed information about the installed perl modules i.e. installed path, Link type, version, files etc.

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.


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