commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.
Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.
If you have a new feature suggestion or find a bug, please get in touch via http://commandlinefu.uservoice.com/
You can sign-in using OpenID credentials, or register a traditional username and password.
First-time OpenID users will be automatically assigned a username which can be changed after signing in.
Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.
Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):
Subscribe to the feed for:
Broaden your knowledge of the utilities available to you in no particular order whatsoever! Then use that knowledge to create more nifty one-liners that you can post here. =p
Takes a random number modulo the number of files in $dir, prints the filename corresponding to that number, and passes it as an argument to man.
Write script or commands in notepad/Editplus/MS word etc, copy the contents, type the above command and click on enter now, paste by right click-ing the mouse. Entire contents in the clip-board gets pasted now again click on Enter to go to new line/next line. Press Ctrl+D to close/save the file. Not always required to vi to create a new file.
Great idea camocrazed. Another twist would be to display a different man page based on the day of the year. The following will continuously cycle through all man pages:
man $(ls /bin | sed -n $(($(date +%j) % $(ls /bin | wc -l)))p)
This will unarchive the entire working directory. Good for torrents (I don't know why they put each file into a seperate archive).
The dates in the output are Start Date, End Date, Days Remaining in warranty, respectively. This will only work if you are running it on a dell machine. You can substitute the dmidecode command with a service tag if you are not using a dell. Also, you have to either allow your user to run sudo dmidecode with no password or run this command as root.
You've opened a terminal window and you've connected off to a remote host that didn't pick up your terminal size, and all your curses and paging apps are screwed up as a result. You need to quickly determine how many lines are in your current terminal view (to feed into "stty rows X").
First use ls -i to list files and directories with their inode number
Then if you want to change to one of the directories, replace inode_no with its inode then execute the command
if the command is successful , you will get no output - only if an error has occurred will there be output
Must have the video open and fully loaded.
expands through shell and not find
but may hits the limit of max argument size for rm
(thus: for f in **/*.htm;do rm $f;done
but then I prefer the find command ;)
A simple way using a for loop
Outputs multiple whois from a plain text file.
Open files in tabs
Searches /var/log/secure for smtp connections then lists these by number of connections made and hosts.