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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
On Ubuntu, the default editor for visudo is nano. To change the editor to something else (e.g., vi) use this command.
Linux : these script enable you to edit multiple files and remove exact phrase from multiple files
Nicely display permissions in octal format and filename for a given directory
Execute a command on shell logout,and run it until is finished,then shell is closed.
Very handy to bring the word currently under the cursor into a :s command in Vim.
If the cursor was on the word "eggs":
:s/ ==> :s/eggs
Running this code will execute dd in the background, and you'll grab the process ID with '$!' and assign it to the 'pid' variable. Now, you can watch the progress with the following:
while true; do kill -USR1 $pid && sleep 1 && clear; done
The important thing to grasp here isn't the filename or location of your input or output, or even the block size for that matter, but the fact that you can keep an eye on 'dd' as it's running to see where you are at during its execution.
Note that this will not work with files with spaces or characters that need to be escaped. Feel free to leave any comments to improve upon this command, and I'll add it in.
Suppose that you had change in a directory like /home/user/mycode/code, and now you need to list it, instead of type entire path again, use ls !$ to recall path and list. Useful with many commands, this is only an example. (In this case, same result can be achivied with ls .)
Remove blank lines from files, even if some of the lines have whitespace (spaces, tabs, etc.). Also creates a .bak copy of the original file. Works on Mac also.
Thanks to those all those who left comments.
I needed this for wine.
That will open vi with the four README files in different viewports.
Specially handy when you find there is only one file matching your pattern and you don't want to specify the full path.
Add this to .bashrc, then you can quickly create backups from files on current directory, but it only backups files on current directory.
useful when changing config files, coding something or just trying something stupid.
Adds the stdout (standard output) to the beginning of logfile.txt. Change "command" to whatever command you like, such as 'ls' or 'date', etc. It does this by adding the output to a temporary file, then adding the previous contents of logfile.txt to the temp file, then copying the new contents back to the logfile.txt and removing the temp file.
It will return a ranked list of your most commonly-entered commands using your command history
Remove all hidden files in a directory excluding current dir . and parent dir .. with .??* that means files with at least two characters.
If you don't want to commit files to subversion, and don't want those file to show up when doing an "svn stat", this command is what you need