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The --parents option will cause cp or mkdir to automatically create the parent directory structure.
mkdir --parents /one/two/three/dir
will create /one, /one/two, and /one/two/three as needed before creating dir. cp will copy files with their full directory structure into the target directory with this option.
Thanks to Peter Leung at:
which has good examples of usage.
Go to begin of the current command line.
Create a favicon suitable for use on your web site. Note: ppmtowinicon is part of libpbm, not ImageMagick.
This will lower the quality of mp3 files, but is necessary to play them on some mobile devices.
Download YouTube videos as .flv and convert them to .3gp for your mobile phone.
Use ImageMagick to create a "black and white" copy of an image.
Example: To store the function addfunction after you have defined it:
An alias i made for myself to play music in a faster way.
Works great when you have Guake / Tilda installed (Console that drops down like in the game QUAKE)
I put this in my bash_alias file (I'm on ubuntu, the bash_alias file does autostart with the right config) but it works putting it in bashrc too. Or anything that autostarts when the console is opened.
Needs Mplayer and music files to work. With out music theres nothing to play!
Oh, and also, without modification, this alias will try to play stuff from your ~/Music folder! (case sensitive). Make sure that folder exists and has music OR edit this alias to fit your needs.
When playback of AVI files (containing a video format like XviD or DivX) is stuttering, it in 90% of the files is caused by a poorly or wrongly interleaved file. The issue can be permanently resolved by RE-MUXING the AVI video-files that have this problem
vim will open both files side by side and show colored diffs
Cheese or other webcam software not working? Try this.
If you want to operate on a set of items in Bash, and at least one of them contains spaces, the `for` loop isn't going to work the way you might expect. For example, if the current dir has two files, named "file" and "file 2", this would loop 3 times (once each for "file", "file", and "2"):
for ITEM in `ls`; do echo "$ITEM"; done
Instead, use a while loop with `read`:
ls | while read ITEM; do echo "$ITEM"; done
After a command is run in bash, !$ is set to the last (space-delimited) argument of the command. Great for running several commands against the same file in a row.
Creates a zip file out of each subdirectory in a directory. Great if you have 40 000+ text files in folders, and you want to stick it in SVN without the hours of uploading while retaining some level of version control.