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find . -name '*.html' -print0| xargs -0 -L1 cat |sed "s/[\"\<\>' \t\(\);]/\n/g" |grep "http://" |sort -u
2009-07-14 07:00:15
User: jamespitt
Functions: cat find grep sed sort xargs
4

Just a handy way to get all the unique links from inside all the html files inside a directory. Can be handy on scripts etc.

tar cvfz changes.tar.gz --exclude-vcs `svn diff -rM:N --summarize . | grep . | awk '{print $2}' | grep -E -v '^\.$'`
2009-07-13 19:39:10
User: jaysee
Functions: awk diff grep tar
2

Handy when you need to create a list of files to be updated when subversion is not available on the remote host. You can take this tar file, and upload and extract it where you need it. Replace M and N with the revisions specific to yours. Make sure you do this from an updated (svn up) working directory.

grep <pattern> -R . --exclude-dir='.svn'
fmiss() { grep -RL "$*" * }
2009-07-13 18:30:54
User: inkel
Functions: grep
Tags: grep
1

This one would be much faster, as it's only one executed command.

tokill=`ps -fea|grep process|awk '{ printf $2" "}'`; kill -9 $tokill;
ssh root@server 'tail --max-unchanged-stats=10 -n0 -F /var/log/auth.log ' | grep Accepted | while read l ; do kdialog --title "SSH monitor" --passivepopup "$l" 3; done
sudo port installed | grep -v 'active\|The' | xargs sudo port uninstall
grep -r 'keyword keyword2' your/path/ | grep -v svn
2009-07-08 20:48:11
User: anis
Functions: grep
-2

this command searches for a keyword or an expression in a path and avoids versionned files

find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \) -type f -print0 | xargs --null grep <searchTerm>
2009-07-08 20:08:05
User: qazwart
Functions: find grep xargs
Tags: find xargs grep
7

By putting the "-not \( -name .svn -prune \)" in the very front of the "find" command, you eliminate the .svn directories in your find command itself. No need to grep them out.

You can even create an alias for this command:

alias svn_find="find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \)"

Now you can do things like

svn_find -mtime -3
unzip -lt foo.zip | grep testing | awk '{print $2}' | xargs rm -r
LC_ALL=C tr -c "[:digit:]" " " < /dev/urandom | dd cbs=$COLUMNS conv=unblock | GREP_COLOR="1;32" grep --color "[^ ]"
2009-07-02 07:10:33
User: zzambia
Functions: dd grep tr
Tags: color
6

Solves "tr" issues with non C-locales under BSD-like systems (like OS X)

grep -v "\ *#\|^$" /etc/path/to.config
2009-06-30 18:14:46
Functions: grep
2

A short, *easy-er* to remember command for stripping whitespace and comments from a config file, (or any file for that matter).

Remember regex as:

slash, space, star.

pound, slash, bar.

pointy-hat, dollar. (or "caret, dollar" if you must)

:-P

tr -c "[:digit:]" " " < /dev/urandom | dd cbs=$COLUMNS conv=unblock | GREP_COLOR="1;32" grep --color "[^ ]"
S=`pidof skype`;grep heap /proc/$S/maps|cut -f1 -d' '|awk -F- '{print "0x" $1 " 0x" $2}'|xargs echo "du me t ">l;gdb -batch -p $S -x l>/dev/null 2>&1;strings t|grep \(smirk|head -n1
2009-06-26 20:03:17
User: alvieboy
Functions: awk cut echo grep head xargs
0

Skype has an internal regex which depicts the emoticons it supports. However you cannot simply search the binary file for it. This small 181 character line will do just that, provided skype is running. And of course, only works in linux.

ps aux | grep -v `whoami`
echo "-------------" >> nicinfo.txt; echo "computer name x" >> nicinfo.txt; ifconfig | grep status >> nicinfo.txt; ifconfig | grep inet >> nicinfo.txt; ifconfig | grep ether >> nicinfo.txt; hostinfo | grep type >> nicinfo.txt;
while true; do { $(which logger) -p local4.notice `free -m | grep Mem`; sleep 60; } done &
2009-06-22 00:29:53
User: Neo23x0
Functions: grep sleep which
3

Uses logger in a while loop to log memory statistics frequently into the local syslog server.

svn status | grep '!' | sed 's/!/ /' | xargs svn del --force
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | grep -vE "#" | xargs -i{} crontab -u {} -l
2009-06-18 16:49:52
User: hoberion
Functions: crontab cut grep xargs
1

additionally use "find /etc/cron*" for cronscripts

grep -v "^\W$" <filename>
2009-06-18 08:17:22
User: nikc
Functions: grep
Tags: grep non-empty
0

I had some trouble removing empty lines from a file (perhaps due to utf-8, as it's the source of all evil), \W did the trick eventually.

grep -2 -iIr "err\|warn\|fail\|crit" /var/log/*
2009-06-17 19:41:04
User: miketheman
Functions: grep
6

Using the grep command, retrieve all lines from any log files in /var/log/ that have one of the problem states

grep -h -o '<[^/!?][^ >]*' * | sort -u | cut -c2-
2009-06-17 00:22:18
User: thebodzio
Functions: cut grep sort
Tags: sort grep cut
2

This set of commands was very convenient for me when I was preparing some xml files for typesetting a book. I wanted to check what styles I had to prepare but coudn't remember all tags that I used. This one saved me from error-prone browsing of all my files. It should be also useful if one tries to process xml files with xsl, when using own xml application.

grep -Eio '([[:alnum:]_.]+@[[:alnum:]_]+?\.[[:alpha:].]{2,6})' file.html
2009-06-16 20:19:47
User: wires
Functions: grep
4

find all email addresses in a file, printing each match. Addresses do not have to be alone on a line etc. For example you can grab them from HTML-formatted emails or CSV files, etc. Use a combination of

...|sort|uniq$

to filter them.

perl -ne '$sum += $_ for grep { /\d+/ } split /[^\d\-\.]+/; print "$sum\n"'
2009-06-16 06:39:08
User: obscurite
Functions: grep perl split
3

Good for summing the numbers embedded in text - a food journal entry for example with calories listed per food where you want the total calories. Use this to monitor and keep a total on anything that ouputs numbers.

sed -e "s/\[{/\n/g" -e "s/}, {/\n/g" sessionstore.js | grep url | awk -F"," '{ print $1 }'| sed -e "s/url:\"\([^\"]*\)\"/\1/g" -e "/^about:blank/d" > session_urls.txt
2009-06-14 15:08:31
User: birnam
Functions: awk grep sed
2

This will extract all of the urls from a firefox session (including urls in a tab's history). The sessionstore.js file is in ~/.mozilla/firefox/{firefox profile}