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Start a game on the discrete GPU (hybrid graphics)
On laptops featuring hybrid graphics and using the free X drivers, the DRI_PRIME variable indicates which GPU to run on. This alias allows to utilize the faster discrete GPU without installing proprietary drivers.

Happy Days
AFAIR this is the wording ;)

Know which version dpkg/apt considers more recent
Compares two versions with dpkg. It is not always obvious what version dpkg/apt will consider to be more recent. Operators include the following : * These treat an empty version as earlier than any version: lt le eq ne ge gt. * These treat an empty version as later than any version: lt-nl le-nl ge-nl gt-nl. * These are provided only for compatibility with control file syntax: < > >. This command doesn't output anything. It only returns with status 0 or 1, hence the echo "y" || echo "n" to get an output.

Remove security limitations from PDF documents using ghostscript (for Windows)
#4345 also works under windows

Advanced python tracing
Trace python statement execution and syscalls invoked during that simultaneously

Multi line grep using sed and specifying open/close tags
Working with log files that contains variable length messages wrapped between open and close tags it may be useful to filter the messages upon a keyword. This works fine with GNU sed version 4.2 or higher, so pay attention to some unix distros (solaris, hp-ux, etc.). Linux should be ok.

burn a isofile to cd or dvd
cdrecord must be installed. usefull alias: $alias burniso='cdrecord -v dev=/dev/cdrom' now iso burning is like. $burniso image.iso

bulk rename files with sed, one-liner
Far from my favorite, but works in sh and with an old sed that doesn't support '-E'

Email a file to yourself
This works on Solaris 10.

Get Cisco network information
This gives you lots of nifty Cisco network information like VLAN tag, port and switch information.


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