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Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API
for me the above command didn't work for more than one argument but this one does

simple du command to give size of next level of subfolder in MB
If you're only using -m or -k, you will need to remember they are either in Megabyte or kilobyte forms. So by using -B, it gives you the unit of the size measurement, which helps you from reading the result faster. You can try with -B K as well.

Watch active calls on an Asterisk PBX
Show active calls as the happen on an Asterisk server. Note that the Asterisk command (in single quotes) is formatted for Asterisk 1.6. Use the -n flag on the watch command to modify the refresh period (in seconds - default is 2 seconds).

backup delicious bookmarks
Useful script to backup all your delicious bookmarks. With decilicious shutting down soon , it could be useful

save date and time for each command in history
Date-time format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

print first n characters of any file in human readble form using hexdump
Usefull to determine unknown file type

What is my ip?

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.

Insert a comment on command line for reminder
Comments can be used directly on the command line so I can save in the history a brief description of what command does.

cat stdout of multiple commands


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