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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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Psst. Open beta.

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:

  • » The open beta is running a copy of the database that will not carry over to the final version. Don't post anything you don't mind losing.
  • » If you wish to use your user account, you will probably need to reset your password.
Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

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perl -C -e 'print for sort { length $a <=> length $b or $a cmp $b } <>' < /usr/share/dict/words | tail
2011-10-20 01:43:25
User: dbr
Functions: cmp perl sort

making it "sound" more "natural" language like -- additionally sorting the longest words alphabetically:

this approach is using:

* to get at all lines of input

* post-"for" structure

* short-circuit-or in sort: if the lengths are the same, then sort alphabetically otherwise don't even evaluate the right hand side of the or

* -C sets all input and ouput channels to utf8

svn log | perl -pe 's/\n//g => s/^-.*/\n/g'
2011-10-20 01:20:52
User: dbr
Functions: perl
Tags: svn perl svn log

dirrrty: use -p to chomp automatically, substitute all newlines away and then replace the "---" by a newline ? bingo!

s/// => s/// is just a cooler way to write s///, s/// which is just the small brother of s///; s/// (comma is an operator!)

have fun!

perl -mText::Highlight -E 'say Text::Highlight->new(ansi => 1)->highlight(Perl => do { local (@ARGV,$/) = shift; <> }) ' path/to/perl-file.pl
perl -ne 'print if m{\Q/*\E}x .. m{\Q*/\E}x or m{\/\/}x' *.c
2011-07-12 04:41:49
User: dbr
Functions: perl

more idiomatic version of the same, using the flip-flop-operator; also printing lines with '//'-style comments