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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.

Extend a logical volume to use up all the free space in a volume group

Read all the S.M.A.R.T. data from a hard disk drive
This is to pull all the saved S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) information from a hard drive. This can give you an idea of the nature and extent of an issue on a failing hard drive.

Benchmark SQL Query
Benchmark a SQL query against MySQL Server. The example runs the query 10 times, and you get the average runtime in the output. To ensure that the query does not get cached, use `RESET QUERY CACHE;` on top in the query file.

Cut flv video from minute 19 to minute 20 using flvtool2
We should calculate the video duration to milliseconds, 1 minute = 60000 milliseconds

Quickly CD Out Of Directories Without 5+ Aliases
I wrote this a long time ago, wondering why this wasn't floating around somewhere out there (at least not where I could find).. this seems much more simple than multiple aliases and can cd out of directories easier.

Using scapy to get the IP of the iface used to contact local gw (i.e. supposed host IP)
You need python-scapy package

'micro' ps aux (by mem/cpu)
mac os x: ps aux | awk '{print($1" "$3" "$4" "$11);}' | grep -v "0,0" linux: ps aux | awk '{print($1" "$3" "$4" "$11);}' | grep -v "0.0"

Date shows dates at other times/dates
Use date to find the date at other days and times.

display systemd log entries for sshd using "no-pager" (a bit like in pre-systemd: grep sshd /var/log/messages)
In pre-systemd systems, something like: "# grep sshd /var/log/messages" would display log events in /var/log/messages containing "sshd". # journalctl -u sshd --no-pager The above command displays similar results for systemd systems. (Note that this needs to be run with root permissions to access the log data.)

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