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ls -ad .*
2009-02-18 15:22:39
User: osantana
Functions: ls

List only hidden files (or directories). You also can use:

ls -lad .*
rename .txt .md *.txt
ls | while read -r FILE; do mv -v "$FILE" `echo $FILE | tr -d ' '`; done
2010-08-14 14:10:48
User: IgnitionWeb
Functions: ls mv read tr
Tags: space echo while tr

all files in the directory get moved, in doing so the new name of the file is the original name with out spaces (using translate command)

while true ; do scripts/bootstrap.py ; ./manage.py runserver ; done
2009-03-27 04:43:54
User: taurus
Functions: true

I wrote a script called bootstrap.py to delete the database, then load a new database with initial values. With this single-line shell loop, when I need to make a schema change (which happens often in the early stages of some projects), I hit ctrl-C to stop the running Django server, then watch bootstrap.py do its thing, then watch the server restart.

0,30 * * * * php -q /address/to/script.php
2010-01-11 10:44:13
User: dotanmazor

Just put this line in a file that resides in your /etc/cron.d/ folder, and you're set.

The -q option is used to suppress php headers.

ls -lS
count=`wc -l file | cut -d ' ' -f1`
rec -c 2 -r 44100 -s -t wav - | flac - --sign=signed --channels=2 --endian=big --sample-rate=44100 --bps=16 -f -o file.flac
2011-08-30 03:14:32
User: bohwaz

You'll need to install sox and flac packages in Debian/Ubuntu.

dups() { sort "$@" | uniq -d; }
rm -rf `ls | head -5000`
2009-02-25 22:52:23
User: rockon
Functions: head rm

Deletes thousands of files at one go, I'm not able to recall the exact # of files that rm can delete at one go(apprx. around 7000.)

a=($(ls *html)) && a=${a[$(expr ${#a[@]} - 1)]} && rm $a
2009-10-12 16:40:06
Functions: expr ls rm

plays with bash arrays. instead of storing the list of files in a temp file, this stores the list in ram, retrieves the last element in the array (the last html file), then removes it.

sed -e '/^[[:blank:]]*#/d; s/[[:blank:]][[:blank:]]*#.*//' -e '/^$/d' -e '/^\/\/.*/d' -e '/^\/\*/d;/^ \* /d;/^ \*\//d' /a/file/with/comments
2009-11-10 17:47:22
Functions: sed
Tags: sed PHP

Strips comments from at least bash and php scripts. Normal # and // as well as php block comments

removes all of the:

empty/blank lines

lines beginning with #

lines beginning with //

lines beginning with /*

lines beginning with a space and then *

lines beginning with */

It also deletes the lines if there's whitespace before any of the above.

Add an alias to use in .bashrc like this:

alias stripcomments="sed -e '/^[[:blank:]]*#/d; s/[[:blank:]][[:blank:]]*#.*//' -e '/^$/d' -e '/^\/\/.*/d' -e '/^\/\*/d;/^ \* /d;/^ \*\//d'"
while [ 1 ]; do clear; echo 'YOUR TEXT HERE' | figlet -f banner -t | while IFS="\n" read l; do echo "$l"; sleep 0.01; done; done
2011-02-13 18:52:39
User: lkjoel
Functions: banner echo read sleep

Change YOUR TEXT HERE to the text you want.

On figlet -f banner, you can change it to any figlet font you have installed.

One variant for Star Wars fans could be this:

while [ 1 ]; do clear; echo 'Star Wars' | figlet -f starwars -t | while IFS="\n" read l; do echo "$l"; sleep 0.01; done; done

NOTICE: You need to install figlet.

On Ubuntu, this command is:

sudo apt-get install figlet

On Debian, this command is:

aptitude install figlet
cat /etc/SuSE-release
2009-05-20 17:28:12
User: sharfah
Functions: cat
Tags: SuSE

Displays SuSE release information

vi2() {for i in $@; do [ -f "$i" ] && [ ! -w "$i" ] && sudo vim $@ && return; done; vim $@}
2010-08-15 10:00:14
User: pipeliner
Functions: sudo vim
Tags: vim sudo

Like the http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6327/open-file-with-sudo-when-there-is-no-write-permission, but works (in zsh; my commandlinefu is not strong enough to understand why bash don't like it) with vim options, like -O, and many input files.

There could be other mistakes.

jd() { cd **/"$@"; }
2011-10-05 11:47:57
User: sharfah
Functions: cd

Usage: jd dir

Requires globstar. To set globstar use:

shopt -s globstar
2010-03-13 17:42:54
User: dtolj

Create a shortcut on your desktop and insert the above command.

mv data.{json,yaml}
2013-04-25 07:47:32
User: bunam
Functions: mv
Tags: json yaml

since Mozai said that JSON is a subset of YAML ;)

vim -
2009-11-10 22:25:36
User: tmsh
Functions: vim

I don't know if you've used sqsh before. But it has a handy feature that allows you to switch into vim to complete editing of whatever complicated SQL statement you are trying to run.

But I got to thinking -- why doesn't bash have that? Well, it does. It's called '|'!


Seriously, I'm pretty sure this flow of commands will revolutionize how I administer files. And b/c everything is a file on *nx based distros, well, it's handy.

First, if your ls is aliased to ls --color=auto, then create another alias in your .bashrc:

alias lsp='ls --color=none'

Now, let's say you want to rename all files that begin with the prefix 'ras' to files that begin with a 'raster' prefix.

You could do it with some bash substitution. But who remembers that? I remember vim macros because I can remember to press 'qa' and how to move around in vim. Plus, it's more incremental. You can check things along the way. That is the secret to development and probably the universe. So type something like:

lsp | grep ras

Are those all the files you need to move? If not, modify and re-grep. If so, pipe it to vim.

lsp | grep ras | vim -

Now run your vim macros to modify the first line. Assuming you use 'w' and 'b' to move around, etc., it should work for all lines. Hold down '@@', etc., until your list of files has been modified from






mv ras_a.h raster_a.h

mv ras_a.cpp raster_a.cpp

mv ras_b.h raster_b.h

mv ras_b.h raster_b.cpp

then run :%!bash

then run :q!

then be like, whaaaaa? as you realize your workflow got a little more continuous. maybe. YMMV.

cp data.{json,yaml}
complete -W "$(echo `cat .bash_history | egrep '^ssh ' | sort | uniq | sed 's/^ssh //'`;)" ssh
2009-07-24 09:48:46
User: kulor

Could use your ssh bash history if your known_hosts are hashed and you want to keep it hashed

dd if=/dev/<device location> | gzip -c /<path to backup location>/<disk image name>.img.gz
passwd -d $USER
2010-05-07 07:15:09
User: TheFox
Functions: passwd

-d, --delete

Delete a user?s password (make it empty). This is a quick way to disable a password for an account. It will set the named account passwordless.

find -name *.\[c\|h\] | xargs wc -l
2011-05-02 21:18:35
User: pescio
Functions: find wc xargs

it recursively searches your project's directories and sum the lines of every source [.c or .h]. Then it gives you the total.

wget -qO - http://cfaj.freeshell.org/ipaddr.cgi