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apt-file find bin/programname
2009-11-10 10:21:45
User: nickleus
Functions: apt find
7

search ubuntu's remote package source repositories for a specific program to see which package contains it

find -name '*.avi' | while read i ; do echo $(mplayer -identify -frames 0 -vo null -nosound "$i" 2>&1 | grep ID_LENGTH | cut -d= -f2)" ""$i" ;done | sort -k1 -r -n | sed 's/^\([^\ ]*\)\ \(.*\)$/\2:\1/g'
2009-11-09 17:14:59
User: ZungBang
Functions: cut echo find grep read sed sort
2

handles file names with spaces and colons, fixes sort (numeric!), uses mplayer, same output format as other alternatives

find . -type f | while read f; do chmod -x "$f"; done
find . ! -type d -exec chmod -x {}\;
2009-11-08 21:27:08
User: drashkeev
Functions: chmod find
1

Useful if you have copied files from an OS without a permission structure (for example, DOS) and you need to disable all executable files but want to be able to descend into your directories.

find ~/Maildir/ -mindepth 1 -type d | egrep -v '/cur$|/tmp$|/new$' | xargs
find . -type f -size 0 -delete
2009-10-29 16:51:09
User: Skam
Functions: find
1

The command find search commands with size zero and erase them.

find . -size 0 -exec rm '{}' \;
find . -size 0 -print0 | xargs -0 rm
2009-10-29 14:10:02
User: osvaldofilho
Functions: find xargs
-1

The command find search commands with size zero and erase them.

find . -name '*.java' | xargs -L 1 cpp -fpreprocessed | grep . | wc -l
2009-10-29 09:58:43
User: rbossy
Functions: cpp find grep wc xargs
2

I took java to make the find command simpler and to state that it works for any language supported by cpp.

cpp is the C/C++ preprocessor (interprets macros, removes comments, inserts includes, resolves trigraphs). The -fpreprocessor option tells cpp to assume the input has already been preprocessed so it will only replace comment lines with blank lines.

The -L 1 option tells xargs to launch one process for each line, indeed cpp can only process one file at the time...

find . -name "whatever.*" -print0 | rsync -av --files-from=- --from0 ./ ./destination/
find my_root_dir -depth -exec rename 's/(.*)\/([^\/]*)/$1\/\L$2/' {} \;
find / -name FILENAME
find . -type d -print | sed -e 's;[^/]*/;..........;g'|awk '{print $0"-("NR-1")"}'
find . -type f -printf "%h\n" | cut -d/ -f-2 | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
2009-10-09 23:49:53
User: ivancho
Functions: cut find sort uniq
Tags: file count
6

counts the total (recursive) number of files in the immediate (depth 1) subdirectories as well as the current one and displays them sorted.

Fixed, as per ashawley's comment

find . -iname ".project"| xargs -I {} dirname {} | LC_ALL=C xargs -I {} svn info {} | grep "Last Changed Rev\|Path" | sed "s/Last Changed Rev: /;/" | sed "s/Path: //" | sed '$!N;s/\n//'
2009-10-07 16:13:27
User: hurz
Functions: dirname find grep info sed xargs
0

Searches for all .project files in current folder and below and uses "svn info" to get the last changed revision. The last sed joins every two lines.

find ~/Music -daystart -mtime -60 -name *mp3 -printf "%T@\t%p\n" | sort -f -r | head -n 30 | cut -f 2
find . -type f -exec sha1sum {} >> SHA1SUMS \;
2009-10-05 18:33:59
User: gpenguin
Functions: find sha1sum
2

All output is placed in file SHA1SUMS which you can later check with 'sha1sum --check'. Works on most Linux distros where 'sha1sum' is installed.

find /proc -user myuser -maxdepth 1 -type d -mtime +7 -exec basename {} \; | xargs kill -9
sh -c 'S=askapache R=htaccess; find . -mount -type f|xargs -P5 -iFF grep -l -m1 "$S" FF|xargs -P5 -iFF sed -i -e "s%${S}%${R}%g" FF'
9

I needed a way to search all files in a web directory that contained a certain string, and replace that string with another string. In the example, I am searching for "askapache" and replacing that string with "htaccess". I wanted this to happen as a cron job, and it was important that this happened as fast as possible while at the same time not hogging the CPU since the machine is a server.

So this script uses the nice command to run the sh shell with the command, which makes the whole thing run with priority 19, meaning it won't hog CPU processing. And the -P5 option to the xargs command means it will run 5 separate grep and sed processes simultaneously, so this is much much faster than running a single grep or sed. You may want to do -P0 which is unlimited if you aren't worried about too many processes or if you don't have to deal with process killers in the bg.

Also, the -m1 command to grep means stop grepping this file for matches after the first match, which also saves time.

find . -name "*.txt" -exec sed -i "s/old/new/" {} \;
find [path] [expression] -exec du -ab {} \; | awk '{total+=$0}END{print total}'
find -type f -name "*.avi" -print0 | xargs -0 mplayer -vo dummy -ao dummy -identify 2>/dev/null | perl -nle '/ID_LENGTH=([0-9\.]+)/ && ($t +=$1) && printf "%02d:%02d:%02d\n",$t/3600,$t/60%60,$t%60' | tail -n 1
2009-09-24 15:50:39
User: syssyphus
Functions: find perl printf tail xargs
8

change the *.avi to whatever you want to match, you can remove it altogether if you want to check all files.

find . -name "*.txt" | xargs sed -i "s/old/new/"
find . -type f -exec grep -i <pattern> \;
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -i <pattern>