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Creates a log of a session in a file called typescript. Or specify the file with:
Exit the session with control-d.
Create a tgz archive of all the files containing local changes relative to a subversion repository.
Add the '-q' option to only include files under version control:
svn st -q | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
Useful if you are not able to commit yet but want to create a quick backup of your work. Of course if you find yourself needing this it's probably a sign you should be using a branch, patches or distributed version control (git, mercurial, etc..)
Search the names and descriptions of all available packages and prints out the name and the short description.
Returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment had its arguments been given as a command.
Creates a command alias ('cr' in the above example) that searches the contents of files matching a set of file extensions (C & C++ source-code in the above example) recursively within the current directory. Search configured to be in colour, ignore-case, show line numbers and show 4 lines of context. Put in shell initialisation file of your choice. Trivially easy to use, e.g:
Recursively searches current directory and outputs sorted list of each directory's disk usage to a text file.