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This will recursively add files/directories in SVN.
Notice: It might not work properly, and not all files could get added.
Since there is a limit on characters, I couldn't add failure/success notices.
If you want failure/success notices, download Terminal Enhancements (http://tenhancements.tk/ )
It is included on Base Features
Retrieve absolute path name from relative path
file(1) can print details about certain devices in the /dev/ directory (block devices in this example). This helped me to know at a glance the location and revision of my bootloader, UUIDs, filesystem status, which partitions were primaries / logicals, etc.. without running several commands.
file -s /dev/dm-*
file -s /dev/cciss/*
This one-liner is for cron jobs that need to provide some basic information about a filesystem and the time it takes to complete the operation. You can swap out the di command for df or du if that's your thing. The |& redirections the stderr and stdout to the mail command.
How to configure the variables.
FSCKDEV=`grep $TOFSCK /proc/mounts | cut -f1 -d" "`
MAILSUB="weekly file system check $TOFSCK "
very handy if you copy or download a/some file(s) and want to know how big it is at the moment
All words of the filenames except "a", "of", "that" and "to" are capitalized.
To also match words which begin with a specific string, you can use this:
rename 's/\b((?!hello\b|t)[a-z]+)/\u$1/g' *
This will capitalize all words except "hello" and words beginning with "t".
Anyone know how to avoid title casing some words, like 'to', 'of', 'that', etc.?
This will show you any links that a command follows (unlike 'file -L'), as well as the ultimate binary or script.
Put the name of the command at the very end; this will be passed to perl as the first argument.
For obvious reasons, this doesn't work with aliases or functions.
In a folder with many files and folders, you want to move all files where the date is >= the file olderFilesNameToMove and
This shows every bit of information that stat can get for any file, dir, fifo, etc. It's great because it also shows the format and explains it for each format option.
If you just want stat help, create this handy alias 'stath' to display all format options with explanations.
alias stath="stat --h|sed '/Th/,/NO/!d;/%/!d'"
To display on 2 lines:
( F=/etc/screenrc N=c IFS=$'\n'; for L in $(sed 's/%Z./%Z\n/'<<<`stat --h|sed -n '/^ *%/s/^ *%\(.\).*$/\1:%\1/p'`); do G=$(echo "stat -$N '$L' \"$F\""); eval $G; N=fc;done; )
For a similarly powerful stat-like function optimized for pretty output (and can sort by any field), check out the "lll" function
From my .bash_profile ->
Create a file with actual date as filename
Grab a list of MP3s (with full path) out of Firefox's cache
Ever gone to a site that has an MP3 embedded into a pesky flash player, but no download link? Well, this one-liner will yank the *full path* of those tunes straight out of FF's cache in a clean list.
Shorter and Intuitive version of the command submitted by (TuxOtaku)
Ever gone to a site that has an MP3 embedded into a pesky flash player, but no download link? Well, this one-liner will yank the names of those tunes straight out of FF's cache in a nice, easy to read list. What you do with them after that is *ahem* no concern of mine. ;)