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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.

Create md5sum of files under the current dir excluding some directories
Useful if you want get all the md5sum of files but you want exclude some directories. If your list of files is short you can make in one command as follow: $ find . -type d \( -name DIR1 -o -name DIR2 \) -prune -o -type f -exec md5sum {} \; Alternatively you can specify a different command to be executed on the resulting files.

Display laptop battery information

convert chinese character into wubi86 input code
This CLI requiere the uniconv package that is provided with the yudit unicode editor . The wubi86 is a way to type chinese far quicker than pinyin . More infor on wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubizixing , http://www.yale.edu/chinesemac/wubi/xing.html

Adding formatting to an xml document for easier reading
Sometimes you're trying to read through an xml file to determine whats wrong with it and a tool had removed all the linebreaks. xmllint will go ahead and make it pretty for you.

Watch the progress of 'dd'
Only slightly different than previous commands. The benefit is that your "watch" should die when the dd command has completed. (Of course this would depend on /proc being available)

Remove specific versions of old kernels (Ubuntu/Debian)
If, for example, you want to remove all kernels and headers but the last three versions, you can't use one of that magic all-in-one "remove old stuff" commands. With this simple but elegant command you can remove a range of versions, or a list of versions with e.g. {14,16,20}.

Colored diff ( via vim ) on 2 remotes files on your local computer.
You can use $ vim scp://root@example.com//file too in a simple case.

Multi line grep using sed and specifying open/close tags
This line does not include your closing tag in the output.

list files recursively by size


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