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while true; do du -s <file_or_directory>; sleep <time_interval>; done
2010-08-24 19:55:13
User: potatoface
Functions: du sleep
1

very handy if you copy or download a/some file(s) and want to know how big it is at the moment

for code in $(find . -type f -name '*.p[ml]'); do perl -c "$code"; done
2010-05-29 23:26:40
User: udog
Functions: find perl
0

Finds all *.p[ml]-files and runs a perl -c on them, checking whether Perl thinks they are syntactically correct

watch 'find -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -type d |xargs du -csh'
2010-05-19 13:13:57
User: shadycraig
Functions: du watch xargs
0

This command shows the size of directories below here, refreshing every 2s.

It will also track directories created after running the command (that what the find bit does).

file='path to file'; tar -cf - "$file" | pv -s $(du -sb "$file" | awk '{print $1}') | gzip -c | ssh -c blowfish user@host tar -zxf - -C /opt/games
2010-01-19 16:02:45
User: starchox
Functions: awk du file gzip ssh tar
3

You set the file/dirname transfer variable, in the end point you set the path destination, this command uses pipe view to show progress, compress the file outut and takes account to change the ssh cipher. Support dirnames with spaces.

Merged ideas and comments by http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4379/copy-working-directory-and-compress-it-on-the-fly-while-showing-progress and http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3177/move-a-lot-of-files-over-ssh

find . -type d -empty -delete
(cd /source/dir ; tar cv .)|(cd /dest/dir ; tar xv)
2009-07-19 10:31:13
User: marssi
Functions: cd tar
-11

the f is for file and - stdout, This way little shorter.

I Like copy-directory function It does the job but looks like SH**, and this doesn't understand folders with whitespaces and can only handle full path, but otherwise fine,

function copy-directory () { ; FrDir="$(echo $1 | sed 's:/: :g' | awk '/ / {print $NF}')" ; SiZe="$(du -sb $1 | awk '{print $1}')" ; (cd $1 ; cd .. ; tar c $FrDir/ )|pv -s $SiZe|(cd $2 ; tar x ) ; }

(cd /source/dir ; tar cvf - .)|(cd /dest/dir ; tar xvpf -)
for f in *.jpg; do exif --ifd=0 --tag=0x0110 --set-value="LOMO LC-A" --output=$f $f; exif --ifd=0 --tag=0x010f --set-value="LOMO" --output=$f $f; done }
2009-06-07 09:05:14
User: beanie
6

this takes every jpg in the current directory and changes the exif data for manufactur and model. in my case i change it to LOMO LC-A because my scanner puts his data in there :]

cd "$(mktemp -d)"
2009-05-20 11:48:12
User: Weboide
Functions: cd
Tags: bash directory
8

This command create a new temp directory using mktemp (to avoid collisions) and change the current working directory to the created directory.

rsync -avz -e 'ssh -A sshproxy ssh' srcdir remhost:dest/path/
2009-03-25 21:29:07
User: totoro
Functions: rsync
5

If you have lots of remote hosts sitting "behind" an ssh proxy host, then there is a special-case use of "rsynch" that allows one to easily copy directories and files across the ssh proxy host, without having to do two explicit copies: the '-e' option allows for a replacement "rsh" command. We use this option to specify an "ssh" tunnel command, with the '-A' option that causes authentication agent requests to be forwarded back to the local host. If you have ssh set up correctly, the above command can be done without any passwords being entered.

function t { ls -ltch $* | head -20 ; }
2009-03-25 20:05:52
User: totoro
Functions: head ls
0

Coming back to a project directory after sometime elsewhere?

Need to know what the most recently modified files are?

This little function "t" is one of my most frequent commands.

I have a tcsh alias for it also:

alias t 'ls -ltch \!* | head -20'

for dir in $(ls); do du -sk ${dir}; done
2009-03-24 13:42:55
User: morlockhq_
Functions: dir du
-15

Sometimes you want to know the summary of the sizes of directories without seeing the details in their subdirectories. Especially if it is going to just scroll off the screen. This one liner summarizes the disk usage of any number of directories in a directory without giving all the details of whats happening underneath.