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Find the package that installed a command

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shutdown pc in 4 hours without needing to keep terminal open / user logged in.
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Type a random string into a X11 window
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keep an eye on system load changes
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Extract a bash function
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Analyze, check, auto-repair and optimize Mysql Database
A useful way to do a full check and auto repair damaged databases

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