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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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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.
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for file in "$@"; do name=$(basename "$file" .webm) echo ffmpeg -i $file -vn -c:a copy $name.ogg ffmpeg -i "$file" -vn -c:a copy "$name.ogg" done
2013-10-05 14:49:07
User: hoodie
Functions: basename echo file

Strips the audio track from a webm video. Use this in combination with clive or youtube-dl.

find .git/objects -type f -printf "%P\n" | sed s,/,, | while read object; do echo "=== $obj $(git cat-file -t $object) ==="; git cat-file -p $object; done
clear; tput cup 8 8; for i in $(seq 1 10); do echo -n "$((11-$i)) ";sleep 1; done; tput cup 10 8; echo -e "DONE\n\n"
echo 0$(awk '/Pss/ {printf "+"$2}' /proc/$PID/smaps)|bc
2013-09-26 18:20:22
User: atoponce
Functions: awk echo
Tags: Linux awk echo bc proc

The "proportional set size" is probably the closest representation of how much active memory a process is using in the Linux virtual memory stack. This number should also closely represent the %mem found in ps(1), htop(1), and other utilities.

echo "This is the message body" | mutt -s "Message subject" -a file_to_attach.zip fred@example.com
2013-09-26 08:05:26
User: jedifu
Functions: echo
Tags: Linux shell email

This uses mutt to send the file, and doesn't require uuencode etc

(IFS=,; echo "${array[*]}")
2013-09-25 10:36:38
User: aspiers
Functions: echo

This type of join is clearly documented in the bash manual. Only the first character of IFS is used for the delimiter.

for i in `find -L /var/ -wholename \*log\* -type d`; do COUNT=`ls -1U $i | wc -l`; if [ $COUNT -gt 10 ]; then echo $i $COUNT; fi; done
for ff in directory; do numLines=`wc -l $ff`; numLines=$(echo $numLines | sed 's/ .*//g'); min=$(sort -nrk 1 $ff | tail -1); if [ $numLines -gt 100 ]; then echo $min >> minValues; fi;done;
for menu in {1..4}; do echo -e "<ul>\n <li>menu $menu</li>\n <ul>"; for items in {1..5}; do echo " <li>item $items</li>"; if [ $items -eq 5 ];then echo -e " </ul>";fi;done; echo "</ul>";done | xclip
2013-09-22 06:34:32
User: qcjn
Functions: echo

This will create rapidly an html menu. You can paste it in you're html page with the middle button(the wheel). I didn't test it in an html with css, but it seems alright.

echo 'export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T "' >> ~/.bash_profile
2013-09-19 03:25:14
Functions: echo

If the HISTTIMEFORMAT is set, the time stamp information associated with each history entry is written to the history file, marked with the history comment character.

echo '#! /usr/bin/ksh\ncat $2 | openssl dgst -sha256 | read hashish; if [[ $hashish = $1 ]]; then echo $2: OK; else echo $2: FAILED; fi;' > shacheck; chmod +x shacheck; cat hashishes.sha256 | xargs -n 2 ./shacheck;
2013-09-18 21:51:20
User: RAKK
Functions: cat chmod echo read xargs

This command is used to verify a sha256sum-formatted file hash list on IBM AIX or any other UNIX-like OS that has openssl but doesn't have sha256sum by default. Steps:

1: Save to the filesystem a script that:

A: Receives as arguments the two parts of one line of a sha256sum listing

B: Feeds a file into openssl on SHA256 standard input hash calculation mode, and saves the result

C: Compares the calculated hash against the one received as argument

D: Outputs the result in a sha256sum-like format

2: Make the script runnable

3: Feed the sha256sum listing to xargs, running the aforementioned script and passing 2 arguments at a time

echo '#! /usr/bin/ksh\necho `cat $1 | openssl dgst -sha256` $1' > sslsha256; chmod +x sslsha256; find directory -type f -exec ./sslsha256 \{\} \;
2013-09-18 17:37:50
User: RAKK
Functions: chmod echo find

This command is for producing GNU sha256sum-compatible hashes on UNIX systems that don't have sha256sum but do have OpenSSL, such as stock IBM AIX.

1.- Saves a wrapper script for UNIX find that does the following:

A.- Feeds a file to openssl on SHA256 hash calculation mode

B.- Echoes the output followed by the filename

2.- Makes the file executable

3.- Runs find on a directory, only processing files, and running on each one the wrapper script that calculates SHA256 hashes

Pending is figuring out how to verify a sha256sum file on a similar environment.

echo -n 023135 | perl -pe 's/([0-9a-f]{2})/chr hex $1/gie' | nc -4u -q1 -p5001 2000
2013-09-18 14:31:47
User: sucotronic
Functions: echo perl

Use it to send raw data to a networked device. Used to interact with relay controller board whose documentation is lost, so use wireshark to sniff the sent data and replayed using the command.

color () { local color=39; local bold=0; case $1 in green) color=32;; cyan) color=36;; blue) color=34;; gray) color=37;; darkgrey) color=30;; red) color=31;; esac; if [[ "$2" == "bold" ]]; then bold=1; fi; echo -en "\033[${bold};${color}m"; }
for i in `ip addr show dev eth1 | grep inet | awk '{print $2}' | cut -d/ -f1`; do echo -n $i; echo -en '\t'; host $i | awk '{print $5}'; done
for i in {1..6};do c=;d=;for u in `eval echo {1..$i}`;do c="$c../";d="$d..";eval "$d(){ cd $c;}"; eval "$d.(){ cd $c;}";done;done
2013-09-04 20:12:45
User: bbbco
Functions: echo eval
Tags: cd eval dot

Use dots to cd down directories instead of having to remember all of the pesky back slashes!

Better yet, works on even and odd number of dots! Now, just estimate how far down you want to traverse.

sh -c 'url="http://youtu.be/MejbOFk7H6c"; vid="`for i in ".*youtu\.be/\([^\/&?#]\+\)" ".*youtu.\+v[=/]\([^\/&?#]\+\)" ".*youtu.\+embed/\([^\/&?#]\+\)"; do expr "${url}" : "${i}"; done`"; if [ -n "${vid}" ]; then echo ${vid}; else echo "${url}"; fi'
2013-09-04 19:33:09
User: qwertyroot
Functions: echo sh

url can be like any one of followings:

url="MejbOFk7H6c" url="http://youtu.be/MejbOFk7H6c" url="https://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MejbOFk7H6c#t" url="//www.youtube.com/v/MejbOFk7H6c?hl=ru_RU&version=3&rel=0" url="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MejbOFk7H6c?feature=player_embedded"

If url mismatching, whole url will be returned.

port=32768; while netstat -atn | grep -q :$port; do port=$(expr $port + 1); done; echo $port
printTextInColorRed () { echo -e '\033[01;31m\033[K'"$@"'\033[m\033[K' ;} ## print text/string in color red
2013-08-28 10:06:59
User: totti
Functions: echo


printTextInColorRed foo bar

foo bar [in red color]

mogrify -format gif -auto-orient -thumbnail 250x90 '*.JPG'&&(echo "<ul>";for i in *.gif;do basename=$(echo $i|rev|cut -d. -f2-|rev);echo "<li style='display:inline-block'><a href='$basename.JPG'><img src='$basename.gif'></a>";done;echo "</ul>")>list.html
2013-08-25 20:45:49
User: ysangkok
Functions: cut echo

The input images are assume to have the "JPG" extension. Mogrify will overwrite any gif images with the same name! Will not work with names with spaces.

word=$(shuf -n4 /usr/share/dict/words); for w in ${word[@]}; do w=${w^}; w=${w//\'/}; p+=$w; done; echo $p
for i in *.flv *.mkv *.avi; do mplayer -ao null -vo null -ss 0 -endpos 1 >/dev/null "$i" 2> >(grep -qi error && echo >&2 "$i seems bad"); done
2013-08-20 22:23:11
User: sputnick
Functions: echo grep

If you want avoid to be annoyed when playing your favourite video files with your video player, first run this command to stash wrong files (and test tricks to play these wrong files).

for i in */; do echo tar -cjf "${i%/}.tar.bz2" "$i"; done
2013-08-20 22:13:28
User: sudopeople
Functions: echo tar

Remove the "echo" to actually archive.

Many similar commands are found on commandlinefu but I end up needing this very specific one from time to time.

To extract any of them, use the standard tar.bz2 extract command:

tar xvjf folder1.tar.bz2
output=$(ps -ef|grep -i java 2>/dev/null); for w in ${output[@]}; do if [[ $w =~ .*Xmx.* ]]; then result=$(grep -oP "[0-9]+" <<< $w); echo $result ;fi ; done| awk 'BEGIN {sum=0} {for(i=1; i<=NF; i++) sum+=$i } END {print sum}'
2013-08-13 14:04:17
User: massiverobot
Functions: awk echo grep ps
Tags: java jvm xmx

This will find all the -Xmx[BIGINT] running on a system, add them up for you and give you the total.