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Get information about memory modules
To take information about the characteristics of the installed memory modules.

A fun thing to do with ram is actually open it up and take a peek. This command will show you all the string (plain text) values in ram

cycle through a 256 colour palette
Rainbow, instead of greys

Search some text from all files inside a directory

Plowshare, download files from cyberlocker like rapidshare megaupload ...etc
you need to have plowshare installed http://code.google.com/p/plowshare/ plowshare supports Megaupload, Rapidshare, 2Shared, 4Shared, ZShare, Badongo, Divshare.com, Depositfiles, Netload.in, Sendspace, Usershare, x7.to and some others file sharing services.

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

backup system over ssh, exlucde common dirs

find file/dir by excluding some unwanted dirs and filesystems
Consider using this cmd when: 1. You are planning to traverse a big directory. 2. There is a subdir you don't want find to decend to. (entirely ignore) 3. You don't want find to decend to any mounted filesystems under this dir. * The -xdev flag tells find do not go to other filesystems. * -path ./junk_dir -prune is the pattern to ignore ./junk_dir entirely. * The rest is the typical search and print. To ignore multiple subdirs, you can just iterate the pattern, e.g. find . -path ./junk1 -prune -o -path ./junk2 -prune ... If you do want to include other filesystems, then remove -xdev flag. If you want to search files, then change -type d to -type f.

Scrollable Colorized Long Listing - Hidden Files Sorted Last
To sort hidden files first, simply switch the two inner `ls` commands. I have this aliased to `dira` `dir` is aliased to the simpler version with no hidden files: $ ls -l --color=always | less -R

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.


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