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All what exists in dir B and not in dir A will be copied from dir B to new or existing dir C
Assumed dir A, B, C are subdirs of the current dir Exact syntax of the command is: rsync -v -r --size-only --compare-dest=/path_to_A/A/ /path_to_B/B/ /path_to_C/C/ (do not omit end-slashes, since that would copy only the names and not the contents of subdirs of dir B to dir C) You can replace --size-only with --checksum for more thorough file differences validation Useful switch: -n, --dry-run perform a trial run with no changes made

copy last command to clipboard
Copy the last command to clipboard (os x)

Isolate file name from full path/find output
Quick method of isolating filenames from a full path using expansion. Much quicker than using "basename"

Enable automatic typo correction for directory names

Copies currently played song in Audacious to selected directory
Maybe it could work for any music player if you change "audacious2" with the string you see in `ps aux` for your player. Needs testing in different systems.

Delete all but the latest 5 files, ignoring directories

capture selected window
I think, this is a shorter one :)

Show some trivia related to the current date
Contrary to logic, typing calendar won't show a calendar, that's the job of cal. Typing calendar will show some trivia related to the current date. Tested against many Linux distros and FreeBSD.

Show the disk usage for files pointed by symbolic link in a directory
You also can sum the file usage of all files $ find /usr/lib -maxdepth 1 -type l -print0 | xargs -r0 du -Lch

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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