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Make Kali Linux look less suspicious by making the desktop look more like a windows machine
To revert back to Kali's original desktop. Just redo the same command with no options .

BASH one-liner to get the current week number
Not as cool as the python example, but it still works.

Recursive search and replace (with bash only)
Replaces a string matching a pattern in one or several files found recursively in a particular folder.

mplayer webcam window for screencasts
When recording screencast some people like to have the image from their webcam, so the can show something, that can't be seen on the desktop. So starting mplayer with these parameters you will have a window with no frames, borders whatsoever, and selecting the window a hitting the "F" key you will bring it in fullscreen. if you want to position the frame somewhere else, you could play with the --geomeptry option where 100%:100% mean bottom right corner. The HEIGHT and WIDTH can't be changed as you like, since the most webcams support specified dimensions, so you would have to play with it to see what is supported

Easily find latex package documentation
If the pdf/dvi/etc documentation for a latex package is already part of your local texmf tree, then texdoc will find and display it for you. If the documentation is not available on your system, it will bring up the package's webpage at CTAN to help you investigate.

Recover resolution when a fullscreen program crashes and you're stuck with a tiny X resolution
This forces X back to its maximum resolution configured. To get a list, type `xrandr'.

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

Exiftool adjust Date & Time of pictures
Change the original date set by camera : Create Date : 2020:08:21 13:26:24.63 //Operating System: Date Created (ie: sdcard) Date/Time Original : 2020:08:21 13:26:24.63 // Set by camrea when you point and click for photo Modify Date : 2020:08:21 13:26:24.63 //Operating System: Modified (ie: sdcard) Exif argument examples are : exiftool.exe ā€œ-DateTimeOriginal+=0:0:0 5:30:0ā€ filename.jpg (add 5 hours and 30 minutes to the Exif Date/Time Original) exiftool.exe" "-modifydate-=0:0:0 0:25:0" filename.jpg (reduce the Exif Modify Date to 25 minutes) exiftool.exe ā€œ-AllDates+=Y:M:D h:m:sā€ filename.jpg (Change all exif date values to Y:M:D h:m:s)

"at" command w/o the resource usage/competition issues
EXAMPLES jb "next sun 12pm" "/bin/sh ~you/1.sh" & jb "2010-08-29 12:00:00" "~you/1.sh" & jb "29aug2010 gmt" ". ~you/1.sh" & jb 12:00p.m. "nohup ./1.sh" & jb 1min "echo stop!" & SEE ALSO parsedate(3) strftime(3)

Date shows dates at other times/dates
Use date to find the date at other days and times.


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