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typing history it's a long way but typing only h it's my way it works in whatever distro or OSes or shells that you use, you know, only for easyness :)
This is a simple command, but extremely useful. It's a quick way to search the file names in the current directory for a substring. Normally people use "ls *term*" but that requires the stars and is not case insensitive. Color (for both ls and grep) is an added bonus.
Add this to .bashrc, then you can quickly create backups from files on current directory, but it only backups files on current directory.
useful when changing config files, coding something or just trying something stupid.
rot13 maps a..mn..z (A..MN..Z) to n..za..m (n..za..m) and so does this alias.
create a short alias for 'ls' with multi-column (-C), file type syntax additions (slashes after directories, @ for symlinks, etc... (-F), long format (-l), including hidden directories (all ./, ../, .svn, etc) (-a), show file-system blocks actually in use (-s), human readable file sizes (-h)
I got really tired of having tree always show me tons of .svn and .git stuff that I don't care about. With this alias, "tree" uses pretty colors, snazzy line graphics, and ignores any source control and package mumbojumbo. (Customize the *.*.package glob, of course.)
parses the output of ifconfig to show only the configured ip address (in this case from interface eth0).
the regexp is quick'n'dirty im sure it can be done in a better way.
--> this alias does not show your "internet ip" when you're in a nat-environment
An alias i made for myself to play music in a faster way.
Works great when you have Guake / Tilda installed (Console that drops down like in the game QUAKE)
I put this in my bash_alias file (I'm on ubuntu, the bash_alias file does autostart with the right config) but it works putting it in bashrc too. Or anything that autostarts when the console is opened.
Needs Mplayer and music files to work. With out music theres nothing to play!
Oh, and also, without modification, this alias will try to play stuff from your ~/Music folder! (case sensitive). Make sure that folder exists and has music OR edit this alias to fit your needs.
Just type 'opened' and get all files currently opened for edit.
By 'pst' you can print out process tree with all details about all processes (including a command line, PID, and the current process you are running in).
By 'pst username' you can get an information about processes belonging to the particular user 'username'.
Alias two dots to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file.
change ":" in path for new line and associate word path to var $PATH
Place the line above in your ~/.bahsrc file. Now every time you issue the 'vb' command, you invoke the vim editor to edit it, then source it so the changes take effect immediately.
* This mechanism is not working well if your .bashrc contains commands that should not be sourced more than once.
* This trick also work for your csh or tclsh users: place the following line in your ~/.cshrc file:
alias vc 'vim ~/.cshrc; source ~/.cshrc
Thank you adzap for pointing out the missing quote
allows simple C shell access to the power of bc - never could figure out how to do the same thing with Bash - that's why I use tcsh most of the time.
Force empties the user trash
An easy way to create aliases for moving between many directories
I often need to add a timestamp to a file, but I never seem to remember the exact format string that has to be passed to the date command to get a compact datetime string like 20090220T231410 (i.e yyyymmddThhmmss, the ISO 8601 format popular outside the US)
Turn off almost all of dig's output except for what you'd see in a zone file. This can also be put into ~/.digrc.