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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.
  • » 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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echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !$ !^ !:3 !* && echo /usr/bin/foobar&& echo !$:h !$:t
2009-02-17 09:10:17
User: lhb
Functions: echo

When expanding, bash output the command, so don't be affraid if you type the command.

Here is the details:

First examples:

echo foo bar foobar barfoo

First argument:

echo !$

echo barfoo


(Note that typing echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !$, bash substitute !$ with $:1)

Last argument:

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !^

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo barfoo

foo bar foobar barfoo


All the arguments:

echo !*

echo foo bar foobar barfoo

foo bar foobar barfoo

The third argument:

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !:3

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo foobar

foo bar foobar barfoo


You may want to add {} for large numbers: echo !:{11} for example

Now with path:

echo /usr/bin/foobar


For the head:

echo !$:h

echo /usr/bin


And the tail:

echo !$:t

echo foobar


You also may want to try !:h and !:t or !!3-4 for the third and the fourth (so !!:* == !!:1-$)

find ~/bin/ -name "*sh" -print0 | xargs -0t tar -zcvf foofile.tar.gz
2009-02-17 08:48:34
User: lhb
Functions: find tar xargs

tar options may change ;)

c to compress into a tar file, z for gzip (j for bzip) man tar

-print0 and -0t are usefull for names with spaces, \, etc.

for i in `seq -f %03g 5 50 111`; do echo $i ; done
2009-02-17 08:41:44
User: lhb
Functions: echo

seq allows you to format the output thanks to the -f option. This is very useful if you want to rename your files to the same format in order to be able to easily sort for example:

for i in `seq 1 3 10`; do touch foo$i ;done


ls foo* | sort -n






for i in `seq -f %02g 1 3 10`; do touch foo$i ;done


ls foo* | sort -n





alias lrt='ls -lart'