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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.

files and directories in the last 1 hour
added alias in ~/.bashrc alias lf='find ./* -ctime -1 | xargs ls -ltr --color'

Print text string vertically, one character per line.

Convert Squid unixtime logs in human-readable ones
On-the-fly conversion of Unix Time to human-readable in Squid's access.log

Create Solid Archive (best compression) with 7z
Creates a solid archive with the highest possible compression (Ultra). Advantage of 7z is that it will use all the processor cores to create the archive. (Ok. at least version 9.04 does)

Url Encode
Returns URL Encoded string from input ($1).

Remove a line in a text file. Useful to fix
In this case it's better do to use the dedicated tool

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

poor man's vpn
this easy to install tool redirects all traffic to internet through ssh. it's very usefull when connecting to free wifi. you need to start it as root because it needs permissions to change iptables settings. ofcourse you also need a shell account

Mortality Countdown
watch the seconds of your life tick away - replace YYYY-mm-dd HH:MM:ss w/ your birthtime.


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