commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.
Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.
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Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.
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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:
This version works across on all POSIX compliant shell variants.
You can do some boolean logic like
A or B then C else D using
or : ||
and : &&
So you can do some :
# false || false && echo true || echo false
# true || false && echo true || echo false
# false || true && echo true || echo false
# true || true && echo true || echo false
and so on ...
I use it like :
(ssh example.com 'test something') || $(ssh example.net 'test something') && echo ok || echo ko
The shell has perfectly adequate pattern matching for simple expressions.