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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.

send a message to a windows machine in a popup
It will only work if the service NETSEND in the Windows machine is enabled.

Know SELinux status
Usefule to check whether SELinux is in force or disabled. Though you need to be superuser while execute this command.

wget download with multiple simultaneous connections

Default value or argument
I used it for this function, which prints hashes: function liner { num_lines=${1:-42} echo printf %${num_lines}s|tr " " "#" echo } Note the colon-dash, instead of the usual colon-equals.

resize all JPG images in folder and create new images (w/o overwriting)
Convert all jpegs in the current directory into ~1024*768 pixels and ~ 150 KBytes jpegs

Converts multiple youtube links to mp3 files
Usage: ytmp3 "YTurl" "YTurl2" "YTurl3" "YTurlN" Uses the shift command to let you extract the .mp3 from as many youtube urls as you like (or wherever else youtube-dl is supported) *Requires youtube-dl Orginal chunk of code: youtube-dl -q -t --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 URL taken from here http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/9701/convert-youtube-videos-to-mp3

skip broken piece of a loop but not exit the loop entirely
useful for loops like for i in $(cat list_of_servers); do ssh -q $i hostname; done if there is an unreachable server, you can just press ctrl + \ to skip that server and continue on with the loop

simple port check command

shell equivalent of a boss button
Nobody wants the boss to notice when you're slacking off. This will fill your shell with random data, parts of it highlighted. Note that 'highlight' is the Perl module App::highlight, not "a universal sourcecode to formatted text converter." You'll also need Term::ANSIColor.


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