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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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Terminal - Commands tagged goto - 5 results
sed -n '15p' $file
2011-09-16 07:27:11
User: marek158
Functions: sed
Tags: goto

Prints exactly 15th line of $file. You can also specify a range:

sed -n '2,18p' $file - this will print lines 2 to 18, inclusive.

sed -n 13p /etc/services
head -n 13 /etc/services | tail -n 1
2011-09-15 19:39:49
User: muonIT
Functions: head tail
Tags: goto

Silly approach, but easy to remember...

echo "13" | ed /etc/services
2011-09-15 19:37:49
User: muonIT
Functions: echo ed
Tags: goto

Nth line of a file - dirty hack way. I haven't used ed in ages ;-)

vi +4 /etc/mtab
2011-09-15 19:18:00
User: totti
Functions: vi
Tags: edit text line goto

This is not printing, real editing using the text editor.