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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.

Browse shared folder when you're the only Linux user
Under Ubuntu smbclient is part of the samba package. With the version I use (3.0.28a) cd-ing into folders with spaces in the name is a drag. You have to put the folder name in quotes: smb: \Shared\> cd "Marketing and PR"

create a nicely formatted example of a shell command and its output
Shell function which takes a bash command as its input, and displays the following formatted output: EXAMPLE: command OUTPUT: output from command

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.

Generate an XKCD #936 style 4 word passphrase (fast)
Some snippets posted are slow on big dictionaries, this one is fast.

Top ten memory hogs
Inspired by #7065

Find all files containing a word
This command will find all files recursively containing the phrase entered, represented here by "searchphrase". This particular command searches in all php files, but you could change that to just be html files or just log files etc.

openssl Generate Self Signed SSL Certifcate
generating self signed ssl certificate to use in dovecot postfix nginx Self signed certificates can be used for private encryptions between server and client and must be manually accepted on browser/ client

tcpdump from src to dst
then open with wireshark

set wallpaper on windowmaker in one line
set directly the wallpaper on windowmaker , use this command with display of imagemagick :)


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