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Get your IP addresses
Shows the interface and the ip-address

add an mp3 audio track to a video

Split and join with split and cat.
`split -b 1k file` splits files into 1k chunks. Rejoin them with `cat x* > file`.

Gets a random Futurama quote from /.

List last opened tabs in firefox browser

Empty a file

"Pretty print" $PATH, separate path per line
from: http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-and-scripting/28047-split-print-path.html

How to estimate the storage size of all files not named *.[extension] on the current directory
With this sentence we can estimate the storage size of all files not named *.jpg on the current directory. The syntax is based on Linux, for Unix compliance use: find ./* -prune ! -name '*.jpg' -ls |awk '{TOTAL+=$7} END {print int(TOTAL/(1024^2))"MB"}' We can change the jpg extension for whatever extension what we need

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.

Generate a playlist of all the files in the directory, newer first
I use this to generate a playlist with all the podcasts I listen to. Ordered from most recent to older.


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