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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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ff() { find -maxdepth 3 -type f -iname "$1"; }; fd() { find -maxdepth 4 -type d -iname "$1"; }
2012-08-15 15:04:48
User: plasticboy
Functions: find
Tags: find simple

These should be a little faster since they don't have to spawn grep.

vimdiff <(svn cat "$1") "$1"
2009-09-04 18:41:40
User: plasticboy
Functions: cat
Tags: svn vim diff color

This will diff your local version of the file with the latest version in svn. I put this in a shell function like so:

svd() { vimdiff <(svn cat "$1") "$1"; }
while [ 1 ]; do echo -n "`date +%F_%T`" ; vmstat 1 2 | tail -1 ; sleep 4; done
2009-03-26 19:16:55
User: plasticboy
Functions: echo sleep tail vmstat

See man vmstat for information about the statistics.

This does the same thing without the timestamp:

vmstat 5
tail -f logfile.log | cut -b 1-80
2009-03-26 18:41:57
User: plasticboy
Functions: cut tail
Tags: tail log

This truncates any lines longer than 80 characters. Also useful for looking at different parts of the line, e.g. cut -b 50-100 shows columns 50 through 100.