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This will show all changes in all log files under /var/log/ that are regular files and don't end with `gz` nor with a number
-L tells find to follow symbolic links, so -type l will only return links it can't follow (i.e., those that are broken).
Tired of front end developers using short open tags in your views? This will replace all instances of
Everyone wants to take spaces out of filenames. Forget that. I want to put them back in. We've got tools and filesystems that support spaces, they look better, so I'm going to use them.
Because of how find works I find I need to run this multiple times, if it's renaming subdirs. But it can be re-run without issues.
I got this version of the command from a comment in this underscore-generating command. http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/760/find-recursively-from-current-directory-down-files-and-directories-whose-names-contain-single-or-multiple-whitespaces-and-replace-each-such-occurrence-with-a-single-underscore. All I did was change the regex.
Finds all symbolic links in the specified directory which match the specified string pattern.
I used this when upgrading from an Apple-supported version of Java 6 (1.6.0_65) to an Oracle-supported version (1.7.0_55) on Mac OS X 10.8.5 to find out which executables were pointing to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands (Apple version) vs. /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_55.jdk/Contents/Home/bin (Oracle version). However, it appears the current JDK installation script already takes care of modifying the links.
This find syntax seems a little easier to remember for me when I have to use -prune on AIX's find. It works with gnu find, too.
Add whatever other find options after -prune
Convert some SVG files into PNG using ImageMagick's convert command.
Run the conversions in parallel to save time.
This is safer than robinro's forkbomb approach :-)
xargs runs four processes at a time -P4
Deletes files in the current directory or its subdirectories that match "regexp" but handle directories, newlines, spaces, and other funky characters better than the original #13315. Also uses grep's "-q" to be quiet and quit at the first match, making this much faster. No need for awk either.
After this command you can review doit.sh file before executing it.
If it looks good, execute: `. doit.sh`
Finds all nfo files without the filename movie.nfo and deletes them.
find . -maxdepth 1 -iname ".*" | awk 'NR >= 2'
Can be used to list only dotfiles without . nor ..
I tried a few curses based mp3 players for playing back choir practice songs for my wife.
Unfortunately none of the ones I tried were capable of scrubbing a track.
Firefox saves the day.
Btrfs reports the inode numbers of files with failed checksums. Use `find` to lookup the file names of those inodes. The files may need to be deleted and replaced with backups.
shows you the symlinks in the current directory, recursively, but without following them
Btrfs reports the inode numbers of files with failed checksums. Use `find` to lookup the file names of those inodes.
Does a search and replace across multiple files with a subgroup replacement.