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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:
A more efficient way, with reversed order to put the focus in the big ones.
Everyone wants to take spaces out of filenames. Forget that. I want to put them back in. We've got tools and filesystems that support spaces, they look better, so I'm going to use them.
Because of how find works I find I need to run this multiple times, if it's renaming subdirs. But it can be re-run without issues.
I got this version of the command from a comment in this underscore-generating command. http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/760/find-recursively-from-current-directory-down-files-and-directories-whose-names-contain-single-or-multiple-whitespaces-and-replace-each-such-occurrence-with-a-single-underscore. All I did was change the regex.
If you have a directory with lot of backups (full backups I mean), when it gets to some size, you could want to empty some space. With this command you'll remove half of the files. The command assumes that your backup files starts with YYYYMMDD or that they go some alphabetical order.
All folders, human-readable, no subfolder, with a total. Even shorter.
Using the double dash before the source and target makes the command work fine with weird filenames.
all files in the directory get moved, in doing so the new name of the file is the original name with out spaces (using translate command)
A really useful pair of du options.