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adjust laptop display hardware brightness [non root]

Convert a Python interactive session to a python script
Used to copy and paste a terminal buffer of a python interactive session into an editor

Show complete URL in netstat output
The -W switch of netstat makes it print complete URL of the connections, which otherwise by default is truncated to fit its default column size. Now to compensate for irregular column sizes, pipe the output to column (-t switch of column prints in tabular form). The only downside to this part is that the very first row, the header, goes pear shape.

Convert number of bytes to human readable filesize
Converts a number of bytes provided as input, to a human readable number.

Remotely sniff traffic and pass to snort
I have a small embedded linux device that I wanted to use for sniffing my external network, but I didn't want to recompile/cross-compile snort for the embedded platform. So I used tcpdump over ssh to pass all the traffic as pcap data to a "normal" Linux system that then takes the pcap data and passes it to snort for processing.

save command output to image
It's just because the original command was not working on version's 6.7.7-10.

colored tail

Recursively grep thorugh directory for string in file.
-R, -r, --recursive Read all files under each directory, recursively; this is equivalent to the -d recurse option.

Check the age of the filesystem
Very useful set of commands to know when your file system was created.

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"


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