Commands by mrwulf (7)

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Delete an IPtable rules based on row number

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

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"

Finds all files from / on down over specified size.
Very useful for finding all files over a specified size, such as out of control log files chewing up all available disk space. Fedora Core x specific version.

Display network pc "name" and "workgroup"
Checks for PC samba name and workgroup. Works fine for Windows hosts and Linux/UNIX PCs running Samba.

Play awesome rythmic noise using aplay
Try modifying the numbers in the "(i*(i>>8|i>>9)&46&i>>8))^(i&i>>13|i>>6)" part. Crudely stolen from http://www.xkcdb.com/9067

Get information on your graphics card on linux (such as graphics memory size)
Loop is needed if you have more then one card.

Remove color codes (special characters) with sed

Generate random password
Generates password consisting of alphanumeric characters, defaults to 16 characters unless argument given.

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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