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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.

print all except first collumn

One-liner to generate Self-Signed SSL Certificate+Key without any annoying prompts or CSRs
Handy if you want to quickly generate a self-signed certificate. Also can be used in your automated scripts for generating quick-use certificates.

How to extract 5000 records from each table in MySQL
How to extract data from one table: mysqldump --opt --where="true LIMIT 5000" dbinproduzione tabella > miodbditest_tabella.sql

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Recall last argument of previous command
!$ recalls the last argument of the previous command. This is very useful when you have to operate several operations on the same file for example.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Convert files from DOS line endings to UNIX line endings
Here "^M" is NOT "SHIFT+6" and "M". Type CTRL+V+M to get it instead. Its shortest and easy. And its sed!, which is available by default in all linux flavours.. no need to install extra tools like fromdos.

Ease your directory exploration
Usage : tt [OCCURRENCE] tt will display a tree from your actual path tt .svn will display only line containing .svn

Burst a Single PDF Document into Single Pages and Report its Data to doc_data.txt
Require the pdftk package It ll split each page in your pdf file , into a new pdf file and report info on doc_data.txt


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