Turning the backlight of the official Raspberry Pi Touch Screen on or off

I’ve setup a to have some information handy when leaving my apartment. I’m using a with the official However I don’t want to have the display backlight turned on all the time. Especially at night the backlight is rather annoying. In Addition I don’t see why I should use up energy when nobody is looking at the screen. Turning the backlight on and off After some research I fond that turning the display on and off can be achieved by writing 0 or 1 to a special file:
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