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function cdb() { select dir in $(find -type d -name "$1" -not -path '*/\.*' -prune); do cd "${dir}" && break; done }
cd ~/.minetest/mods && git clone --recursive https://github.com/$1/$2.git
2015-09-30 19:24:59
User: lordtoran
Functions: cd

Where $1 = author and $2 = mod name

You need to be running a daily build of Minetest (for example from the 'minetestdevs/daily-builds' PPA), or some bleeding edge mods will not work or crash the game.

Update a mod by entering its subdirectory under ~/.minetest/mods and doing

git pull && git submodule update --recursive --remote --init
cd $JAVA_HOME && java -Xbootclasspath/a:jre/lib/deploy.jar -Djava.locale.providers=HOST,JRE,SPI -Xdock:name="Java Control Panel" com.sun.deploy.panel.ControlPanel
2015-07-30 19:24:33
Functions: cd
Tags: java jre

Useful if you need to make changes to the JVM on, say, 1.7 when your default installed is 1.8.

cdls() { if [[ $1 != "" ]] ; then cd $1; ls; else ls; fi };
2015-05-11 15:52:09
User: nnsense
Functions: cd

Not really alternative, just giving a different behavior listing current directory if no directory given.

find -name pom.xml | while read f; do cd $(dirname "$f"); mvn clean; cd -; done;
2015-04-15 21:24:49
User: glaudiston
Functions: cd dirname find read

this command is used to locate all pom.xml files, access the dir and do a mvn clean, but I do recommend you to disable network interfaces to not download dependencies packages to be faster.

cd(), do a ls (or whatever you can imagine) after a cd, func to long please refer to description
2015-01-01 20:50:19
User: Xk2c
Functions: cd ls

some people on the net already use a cd(), but most of them break 'cd -' functionality,

that is "go back where you have been previosly", or 'cd' which is "go back home".

This cd() copes with that. Also when given a file name, go to the directory where this file is in.



if [[ -n ${*} ]]


if [[ s${*}e == s-e ]]


builtin cd -

elif [[ ! -d ${*} ]]


builtin cd "${*%/*}"


builtin cd "${*}"



builtin cd ~


ls -la


cd -P .
cd tmp ; find . |cpio -o -H newc| gzip > ../initrd.gz
2014-09-24 14:07:54
User: akiuni
Functions: cd cpio find gzip

This commands compresses the "tmp" directory into an initrd file.

mkdir tmp ; cd tmp ; zcat ../initrd.gz | cpio -i
2014-09-24 14:06:38
User: akiuni
Functions: cd cpio mkdir zcat

this command extracts an initrd files into the "tmp" directory

find . -type d -print0 | while read -d $'\0' dir; do cd "$dir"; echo " process $dir"; find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.ogg.mp3" -exec rename 's/.ogg.mp3/.mp3/' {} \; ; cd -; done
2014-08-25 11:28:43
Functions: cd echo find read rename

This is probably overkill, but I have some issues when the directories have spaces in their names.


find . -type d -print0 | while read -d $'\0' dir; do xxx; done

loops over all the subdirectories in this place, ignoring the white spaces (to some extend).

cd "$dir"; echo " process $dir"; cd -;

goes to the directory and back. It also prints some info to check the progress.

find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.ogg.mp3" -exec rename 's/.ogg.mp3/.mp3/' {} \;

renames the file within the current directory.

The whole should work with directories and file names that include white spaces.

changeFolder() { if [ $# -ne 2 ]; then echo "Usage: changeFolder old new"; return; fi; old=$(pwd); folder=$(echo "$old" | sed -e "s/$1/$2/g"); if [ ! -d "$folder" ]; then echo "Folder '$folder' not found."; return; fi; echo "$old -> $folder"; cd $folder;}
2014-07-29 15:36:32
User: Dracks
Functions: cd echo sed

change the path where you are, when is executed, is usefule when you've got folders to classify something like a tags, you've got devel/dist, android/ios, etc. like:



You can change between devel/project folder to dist/project without leave project.

If somebody has a better idea to do that without replace command.

TMPFILE="/tmp/$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM" && arecord -d 1 -t raw -f cd -q | base64 > $TMPFILE && pwgen -ys 12 12 -H $TMPFILE $@ && rm $TMPFILE
2014-06-09 16:28:41
User: juliohm
Functions: arecord cd rm

Generate a truly random password using noise from your microphone to seed the RNG. This will spit out 12 password with 12 characters each, but you can save this into a bash script and replace 'pwgen -ys 12 12' with 'pwgen $@' so you can pass any paramters to pwgen as you would normally do.

function rar2zip { rar="$(grealpath "$1")"; zip="$(grealpath "${2:-$(basename "$rar" .rar).zip}")"; d=$(mktemp -d /tmp/rar2zip.XXXXXX); cd "$d"; unrar x "$rar"; zip -r "$zip" *; cd -; rm -r "$d"; }
2014-05-28 07:51:17
Functions: basename cd mktemp rm
Tags: rar zip convert

Written on OSX after `brew install unrar coreutils`; presumably works on other unices with minimal modifications.

Didn't test rars that actually have paths in them, just "flat" files. Won't include files in the rar starting with a dot.

cd <mntpoint>; find . -xdev -size +10000000c -exec ls -l {} \; | sort -n -k 5
2014-05-20 14:13:54
User: deritchie
Functions: cd find ls sort

This is a quick way to find what is hogging disk space when you get a full disk alert on your

monitoring system. This won't work as is with filesystems that allow embedded spaces in user

names or groups (read "Mac OS X attached to a Windows Domain"). In those cases, you will need to change the -k 5 to something that works in your situation.

cdn() { cd $(ls -1d */ | sed -n [email protected]); }
arecord -q -f cd -d 1 recvol.wav;sox recvol.wav -n stat 2>&1|grep RMS|grep amplitude|cut -d"." -f2|cut -c 1-2>recvol;echo $((`cat recvol`+1))>recvol;rec -t wav - silence 1 0.1 `cat recvol` -1 1.0 `cat recvol`%|lame -s 44.1 -a -v - >record.mp3
2014-02-27 23:23:55
User: geaplanet
Functions: arecord cd cut echo grep stat

It find out the mic recording level at the moment of run the command and if a noise level is higher it starts to record an mp3 file. The resulting file will have only the sounds not the silences.

ssh HOST '(cd REPO_DIR && git diff --name-only HEAD | cpio -o -Hnewc --quiet)' | cpio -iduv --quiet -Hnewc
2014-02-01 18:40:31
User: ivan4th
Functions: cd cpio diff ssh
Tags: ssh git cpio

Copy changed files from remote git repository, _including binary ones_, staged and unstaged alike. Note that this command doesn't handle deleted files properly.

echo -e 'alias exit='\''pwd > ~/.lastdir;exit'\''\n[ -n "$(cat .lastdir 2>/dev/null)" ] && cd "$(cat .lastdir)"' >> ~/.bash_aliases
2014-01-28 18:02:04
User: ichbins
Functions: cd echo
Tags: exit pwd

this command will add the following two lines into the ~/.bash_aliases:

alias exit='pwd > ~/.lastdir;exit'

[ -n "$(cat .lastdir 2>/dev/null)" ] && cd "$(cat .lastdir)"

or redirect it to the ~/.bashrc if you like

Donno, I find it usefull. You may also define an alias for 'cd ~' like - alias cdh='cd ~'

cd ~/wallpapers; feh --bg-fill "$( ls | sort -R | head -n 1 )"
2014-01-09 03:40:15
User: minnmass
Functions: cd

don't bother spawning a bc process or counting the number of options, just pick a random one.

'sort -R' sorts randomly, so pick the top one.

cd ~/wallpapers;arr=( * );num_wallpapers=${#arr[@]};wallpaper=${arr[$(echo $RANDOM%$num_wallpapers|bc)]};feh --bg-fill $wallpaper
2013-12-30 01:56:24
User: Evidlo
Functions: cd echo

Generates a bash array and uses it to select a random image from ~/wallpapers.

function mkdcd () { mkdir "$1" && cd "$1" }
function ytmp3() { while (($#)); do (cd ~/Music; echo "Extracting mp3 from $(youtube-dl -e $1)"; /usr/bin/youtube-dl -q -t --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 $1); shift; done ; }
2013-08-08 06:44:29
User: snipertyler
Functions: cd echo

Usage: ytmp3 "YTurl" "YTurl2" "YTurl3" "YTurlN"

Uses the shift command to let you extract the .mp3 from as many youtube urls as you like (or wherever else youtube-dl is supported)

*Requires youtube-dl

Orginal chunk of code:

youtube-dl -q -t --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 URL

taken from here http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/9701/convert-youtube-videos-to-mp3

for dir in ~/git/*; do (cd "$dir" && git pull); done
diff <(cd A; find -type f|xargs md5sum ) <(cd B; find -type f | xargs md5sum )
2013-07-02 18:02:05
User: glaudiston
Functions: cd diff find md5sum xargs

This is usefull to diff 2 paths in branches of software, or in different versions of a same zip file. So you can get the real file diff.