Commands by thebodzio (4)

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ssh X tunneling over multiple ssh hosts (through ssh proxy)
Simply makes it possible to launch any X application residing on sshhost through sshproxy and display it on your screen where ever you are.

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.

Remove all but one specific file

Find dead symbolic links

Show the last 20 sessions logged on the machine
change 20 by the number of sessions you want to know (20 it's fair enough)

Get your commandlinefu points (upvotes - downvotes)
This will calculate the your commandlinefu votes (upvotes - downvotes). Hopefully this will boost my commandlinefu points.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Clone perms and owner group from one file to another
Copy both perms and owner group from one file to another.

Show a Command's Short Description
The whatis command displays a short description for the command you list on the command line. It is useful to quickly learn what a command does


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