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Convert JSON to YAML
You need to install the Catmandu Perl module via `cpanm Catmandu`

Display ncurses based network monitor
Nload is part of nload package, tested under Debian. Nload display network bandwidth statistics, -u m options stands for MBit unit measure.

Check if you work on a virtual/physical machine in Linux
Command used to know if we are working on a virtual or physical machine. This command will use the dmidecode utility to retrieve hardware information of your computer via the BIOS. Run this command as root or with sudo.

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.

Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from

raw MySQL output to use in pipes
-N removes header -s removes separator chars -r raw output After using these options, the MySQL ouptut can be used with pipes very easily

Open Port Check
also could specify port number: lsof -ni TCP:80

Find the package that installed a command

Play all files in the directory using MPlayer
Skip forward and back using the < and > keys. Display the file title with I.

The Chronic: run a command every N seconds in the background
Chronic Bash function: $ chronic 3600 time # Print the time in your shell every hour $ chronic 60 updatedb > /dev/null # update slocate every minute Note: use 'jobs' to list background tasks and fg/bg to take control of them.


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