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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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convmv -r -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 --notest *
2009-08-17 18:23:19
User: jsiei97

Nothing advanced, it just finds filenames that are stored with ISO-8859-1 characters and and converts those into UTF-8. Recommended to use without the --notest flag first so you can see what will be changed.

iconv --from-code=ISO-8859-1 --to-code=UTF-8 iso.txt > utf.txt
2009-08-09 14:22:09
User: jsiei97
Functions: iconv

Nothing fancy it just converts one file from one character encoding into another one.

find . -empty -type d -exec rmdir {} +
2009-08-04 16:55:34
User: jsiei97
Functions: find rmdir

A quick way to find and delete empty dirs, it starts in the current working directory.

If you do find . -empty -type d you will see what could be removed, or to a test run.

tar cf - dir_to_cp/ | (cd path_to_put/ && tar xvf -)
2009-08-04 16:51:31
User: jsiei97
Functions: cd tar

Just a copy of a big dir when you wan't things like ownership and date etc etc to be untouched.

Note: Updated with the ideas from "mpb".