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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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su - wsadmin
clear; tput cup 8 8; for i in $(seq 1 10); do echo -n "$((11-$i)) ";sleep 1; done; tput cup 10 8; echo -e "DONE\n\n"
for s in 172.16.{1,2}2.9{0,1,2}; do echo "Repairing node $s..."; nodetool -h $s repair -pr; done
2014-01-01 17:05:40
User: mrwulf
Functions: echo

Repair each node in sequence. Make sure you change the IP replacements to match your environment

/^........ \([0-7a-f][0-9a-f] *\)*[89a-f][0-9a-f]
source_print(){ set | sed -n "/^$1/,/^}$/p"; };
2010-11-24 15:55:34
User: glaudiston
Functions: sed set

useful if you want to get the source code of a in memory function

ps -eo stat= | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
2011-03-25 13:01:42
User: fossilet
Functions: ps sort uniq

Use ps instead of top. But do not use BSD options at all, they are confusing.

Use "s=" or "state=" to show consice process statuses.

ffmpeg -i $src -an -vcodec [...details in description...] rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstAudioPort4 -newaudio
2011-07-29 15:36:37

ffmpeg [source specification if needed] -i $src -an -vcodec libx264 -coder 0 -threads 0 -flags +loop -cmp +chroma -partitions +parti4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8 -subq 5 -trellis 1 -refs 1 -coder 0 -me_range 16 -keyint_min 25 -sc_threshold 40 -i_qfactor 0.71 -rc_eq 'blurCplx^(1-qComp)' -qcomp 0.6 -qmin 10 -qmax 51 -level 13 -g 15 -crf 25 -s 320x224 -aspect 16:9 -r 15 -b 186000 -vb 186000 -minrate 176700 -maxrate 195300 -bt 9300 -bufsize 262500 -muxrate 195300 -vglobal 1 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstVideoPort1 -vn -acodec libfaac -async 2 -flags +global_header -ac 1 -ar 44100 -ab 64000 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstAudioPort1 -newaudio -an -vcodec libx264 -coder 0 -threads 0 -flags +loop -cmp +chroma -partitions +parti4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8 -subq 5 -trellis 1 -refs 1 -coder 0 -me_range 16 -keyint_min 25 -sc_threshold 40 -i_qfactor 0.71 -rc_eq 'blurCplx^(1-qComp)' -qcomp 0.6 -qmin 10 -qmax 51 -level 13 -g 20 -crf 25 -s 320x224 -aspect 16:9 -r 20 -b 286000 -vb 286000 -minrate 271700 -maxrate 300300 -bt 14300 -bufsize 367500 -muxrate 300300 -vglobal 1 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstVideoPort2 -newvideo -vn -acodec libfaac -async 2 -flags +global_header -ac 1 -ar 44100 -ab 64000 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstAudioPort2 -newaudio -an -vcodec libx264 -coder 0 -threads 0 -flags +loop -cmp +chroma -partitions +parti4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8 -subq 5 -trellis 1 -refs 1 -coder 0 -me_range 16 -keyint_min 25 -sc_threshold 40 -i_qfactor 0.71 -rc_eq 'blurCplx^(1-qComp)' -qcomp 0.6 -qmin 10 -qmax 51 -level 30 -g 25 -crf 25 -s 480x336 -aspect 16:9 -r 25 -b 386000 -vb 386000 -minrate 366700 -maxrate 405300 -bt 19300 -bufsize 472500 -muxrate 405300 -vglobal 1 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstVideoPort3 -newvideo -vn -acodec libfaac -async 2 -flags +global_header -ac 2 -ar 44100 -ab 64000 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstAudioPort3 -newaudio -an -vcodec libx264 -coder 0 -threads 0 -flags +loop -cmp +chroma -partitions +parti4x4+partp8x8+partb8x8 -subq 5 -trellis 1 -refs 1 -coder 0 -me_range 16 -keyint_min 25 -sc_threshold 40 -i_qfactor 0.71 -rc_eq 'blurCplx^(1-qComp)' -qcomp 0.6 -qmin 10 -qmax 51 -level 30 -g 25 -crf 25 -s 480x336 -aspect 16:9 -r 25 -b 686000 -vb 686000 -minrate 651700 -maxrate 720300 -bt 34300 -bufsize 787500 -muxrate 720300 -vglobal 1 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstVideoPort4 -newvideo -vn -acodec libfaac -async 2 -flags +global_header -ac 2 -ar 44100 -ab 64000 -f rtp rtp://$dstIP:$dstAudioPort4 -newaudio

sudo tcpdump -n -i eth0 -w data.pcap -v tcp or udp and 'not host'
wineserver -k; killall -9 wine wineserver; for i in `ps ax|egrep "*\.exe"|grep -v 'egrep'|awk '{print $1 }'`;do kill -9 $i;done
2011-12-30 01:38:15
User: godmachine81
Functions: awk egrep grep kill killall
Tags: kill wine exe

The other 2 commands that are listed will also kill the egrep process and any libexec processes because the .exe isn't escaped so it is really using . meaning anything containing exe. The command i posted escapes the (dot) in .exe and then filters the actual egrep process so that it doesn't get killed before the other processes being killed. Also added the -9 switch for kill to send sigterm to the processes, in case people are wondering why processes aren't getting killed after running just kill . This should work better for people :)

lsof -i tcp:22 | grep | awk "{print $2}" |xargs kill
find . -name "*.php" -print | xargs sed -i 's/foo/bar/g'
export l=$1; shift; rename 'my $l=$ENV{'l'}; my $z="0" x $l; s/\d+/substr("$z$&",-$l,$l)/e' "$@"
2013-03-13 15:14:20
User: hgrupht13
Functions: export rename

Use it as bash-script.

The first positional parameter specifies the fixed length of the numerical index.

Further params specify the files to manipulate.

wbinfo -a username%password
alias ?=concalc
2014-01-02 01:46:44
User: boynux
Functions: alias

Same functionality without using bash functions.

echo 1395767373016 | gawk '{print strftime("%c", ( $0 + 500 ) / 1000 )}'
jshon -e addons -a -e defaultLocale -e name -u < ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.[dD]efault/extensions.json
zgrep 'pattern' /var/logs/apache2/access.log* | awk '{print $7}' | sort -n | uniq -c | sort -rn
find DIR -name "FILE" -exec grep -IHn STRING {} \;
ipconfig getpacket en0 | grep yi| sed s."yiaddr = "."en0: ". ipconfig getpacket en1 | grep yi| sed s."yiaddr = "."en1: ".
grep -ir 'foo' * | awk -F '{print $1}' | xargs vim
setterm -bfreq 0
2009-11-16 17:34:39
User: mvrilo
Functions: setterm
Tags: bell speaker beep

or change the frequency of the beep

2010-01-15 04:03:11
User: bhepple
Functions: wait

If you really _must_ use a loop, this is better than parsing the output of 'ps':

PID=$! ;while kill -0 $PID &>/dev/null; do sleep 1; done

kill -0 $PID returns 0 if the process still exists; otherwise 1

rec -r 44100 -p | sox -p "audio_name-$(date '+%Y-%m-%d').ogg" silence -l 1 00:00:00.5 -45d -1 00:00:00.5 -45d
2011-02-17 08:55:01
User: FuFighter
Tags: record

Very useful for recording radio scanner for instance as the resulting audio file contains only audio signal that exceeds -45dB and the file name tells you when the recording was done.

Why waste time listening silence? ;)

while [$((or_sz=$(stat -c %s "$1"))) -gt $((ds_sz=$(stat -c %s "$2")))];do ((pct=(69*$ds_sz)/$or_sz));echo -en "\r[";for ((i=1;i<=pct;i++));do echo -n "=";done;echo -n \>;for ((i=pct;i<=68;i++));do echo -n ".";done;echo -n "] $(((100*$pct)/69))%";done
2011-07-29 17:41:56
User: ScriptFanix
Functions: echo stat

Cleaner, but probably less portable. Works with bash4 and should also work on bash3.

IIRC, $(()) and (()) are bashisms, not POSIX.

zcat /usr/share/man/man1/man.1.gz | nroff -man | less
2011-09-07 01:13:57
User: atoponce
Functions: zcat
Tags: man less zcat nroff

As odd as this may be, I know of servers where the man(1) command is not installed, and there is not enough room on / to install it. However, zcat(1), nroff(1) and less(1) are. This is a way to read those documents without the proper tool to do so, as sad as this may seem. :)