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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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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.
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Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

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export PATH=$PATH$(find "$PWD" -name '.*' -prune -o -type f -a -perm /u+x -printf ':%h\n' | sort -u | tr -d '\n'); echo $PATH
2011-03-11 19:31:17
User: dexterhu
Functions: echo export find sort tr

(1) don't run twice, or the same folder will occur in $PATH.

(2) otherwise you need to start a new terminal

CLASSPATH=.; export CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH$(find "$PWD" -name '*.jar' -type f -printf ':%p\n' | sort -u | tr -d '\n'); echo $CLASSPATH
echo "Simplied Chinese:"; while read -r line; do echo "Traditional Chinese:"; echo $line | iconv -f utf8 -t gb2312 | iconv -f gb2312 -t big5 | iconv -f big5 -t utf8; done
sort -t"," -n -k5 file.csv # according to the 5th field NUMERICALLY!!
ps -eo pmem,pid,comm --no-headers | sort -k1 -rn | head -10
2011-03-11 04:51:35
User: dexterhu
Functions: head ps sort

Pros: the format is very simple, there is no need to show every columns, and full command with args

the first column is memory consumption %

the second column is pid

the third is just the command (without full arguments, most application's arguments are too long)

You can decide which application to kill then.

pdsh -R ssh -w se00[1-5] # a list of host names
2011-03-10 18:29:24
User: dexterhu
Functions: host ssh

parrallel execution of a command on remote host by ssh or rsh or ...

very useful for cluster management (software update)

killall -r 'a regular expression'
2011-03-07 07:29:42
User: dexterhu
Functions: killall

This is usefull when we don't know the exact name of the process, but the application name

A limitation is that the regular expression only tries to match the last part of the full command (i.e. the bin file name itself).

But this is way shorter than the following one:

ps axww | grep SomeCommand | awk '{ print $1 }' | xargs kill