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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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xset dpms force standby
2013-04-24 22:46:51
User: doherty
Tags: bash xset

echo 'alias monitor_off="sleep 1; xset dpms force standby"' >> ~/.bash_aliases ; . ~/.bash_aliases # now monitor_off does what you think

perl -e 'my $in_comment = 0; while (<>) { $in_comment = 1 if m{\Q/*\E}; print if $in_comment; $in_comment = 0 if m{\Q*/\E}; }' *.cpp
2011-07-08 00:17:27
User: doherty
Functions: perl

This is a naive way of finding source code comments in source code files that use C-like comments: // and /*...*/

perl -ne 'print if !$a{$_}++'
2011-02-17 02:18:44
User: doherty
Functions: perl

Reads stdin, and outputs each line only once - without sorting ahead of time. This does use more memory than your system's sort utility.

(echo foobar; echo farboo) | perl -E 'say[sort<>=~/./g]~~[sort<>=~/./g]?"anagram":"not anagram"'
2011-02-17 02:15:46
User: doherty
Functions: echo perl

This works by reading in two lines of input, turning each into a list of one-character matches that are sorted and compared.

perl -MText::Highlight -E '$h=Text::Highlight->new(ansi=>1); my $text=do{local $/; open my $fh, "<", $ARGV[0]; <$fh>}; say $h->highlight("Perl", $text);' path/to/perl-file.pl
2011-01-31 05:52:43
User: doherty
Functions: perl

This uses Text::Highlight to output the specified Perl file with syntax highlighting. A better alternative is my App::perlhl - find it on the CPAN: http://p3rl.org/App::perlhl

cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -C | highlight ca fe 3d 42 e1 b3 ae f8 | perl -MTime::HiRes -pne "Time::HiRes::usleep(rand()*1000000)"
2010-12-29 21:26:18
User: doherty
Functions: cat hexdump perl

Nobody wants the boss to notice when you're slacking off. This will fill your shell with random data, parts of it highlighted. Note that 'highlight' is the Perl module App::highlight, not "a universal sourcecode to formatted text converter." You'll also need Term::ANSIColor.