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Pause and Resume Processes
Add that and "cont () { ps -ec | grep [email protected] | kill -SIGCONT `awk '{print $1}'`; }" (without the quotes) to you bash profile and then use it to pause and resume processes safely

Make window transparent (50% opacity) in Gnome shell
Click window to change its opacity. Source: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/494289

change user & preserver environment (.bashrc&co)

Change prompt to MS-DOS one (joke)

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.

How to backup hard disk timely?
Creates files in $DATE and hardlinks existing files to $PREVDATE. Thus full backup in each directory. Only drawback is changed modification time. Recommend a wrapper script to determine $DATE and $PREVDATE. Works like a charm. (Dirvish handrolled)

Get your public ip

create a progress bar...
A simple way yo do a progress bar like wget.

List all files in current dir and subdirs sorted by size
or $ tree -ifsF --noreport .|sort -n -k2|grep -v '/$' (rows presenting directory names become hidden)

A sorted summary of disk usage including hidden files and folders
Same result as with 'du -ks .[^.]* * | sort -n' but with size outputs in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)


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