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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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$ sed "2s/$/ $(sed -n '4p' sound.desktop)/" sound.desktop
2016-08-23 02:50:31
User: pibarnas
Functions: sed

Using "", which allow bash commands to be interpreted by sed scripts, I've embedded a sed script in another sed substitution, in case, the 4th line of the file at the end of the second one.

sed 'X{N;s/\n//;}' file.txt (where X is the current line)
2016-07-30 14:27:20
User: pibarnas
Functions: sed

N: On the current line, sed will display it on pattern space, plus a \n (new line); but

s/\n//: Will get rid of new line displayed on pattern space, joining the current line's end with the start of the next line

Useful in scripts.

find . -type f -name *.MP3 -print0 | xargs -0 -i rename .MP3 .mp3 {}
2012-04-29 02:44:44
User: pibarnas
Functions: find rename xargs

Using a for loop, rename all files with .MP3 extension to .mp3.