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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:
This utilizes the Requests and BeautifulSoup libraries in Python to retrieve a user page on commandlinefu, parse it (error-tolerant) and extract all the lines of the following format:
To print them, a list comprehension is used to iterate over the values, and join() is called on a newline character.
same as the chmod example, but should also copy extended access control list attributes. deliberately stolen from:
Should do exactly the same - compress every file in the current directory. You can even use it recursively:
gzip -r .
sorts the files by integer megabytes, which should be enough to (interactively) find the space wasters. Now you can
for the above output,
dush -n 3
for only the 3 biggest files and so on. It's always a good idea to have this line in your .profile or .bashrc
essentially the ruby one, but perhaps has a larger installed base