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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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Psst. Open beta.

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.
  • » If you wish to use your user account, you will probably need to reset your password.
Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

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Terminal - Commands using ln - 33 results
rm ~/.bash_history; ln -s /dev/null ~/.bash_history
2009-10-08 17:40:48
Functions: ln rm

Remove your BASH history and then link it to /dev/null

for file in *.mp3;do mkdir -p "$(mp3info -p "%a/%l" "$file")" && ln -s "$file" "$(mp3info -p "%a/%l/%t.mp3" "$file")";done
2009-08-05 17:04:34
User: matthewbauer
Functions: file ln mkdir

This will mv all your mp3 files in the current directory to $ARTIST/$ALBUM/$NAME.mp3

Make sure not to use sudo - as some weird things can happen if the mp3 file doesn't have id3 tags.

for file in *.pem; do ln -s $file `openssl x509 -hash -noout -in $file`.0; done
2009-06-30 17:42:07
User: darkpand
Functions: file ln

When you don't have c_rehash handy. Really simple - if you have a .pem file that doesn't really contain a x509 cert (let's say, newreq.pem), it will create a link, simply called '.0', pointing to that file.

mv $1 $2 && ln -s $2/$(basename $1) $(dirname $1)
ln -s /destinationTarget /sourceTarget/newFolder
2009-03-12 01:56:34
User: topgun553
Functions: ln

if you wanted to create a new folder called "red" that was a symbolic link from /home/music/ to /home/hobbies/art then you would type:

ln -s /home/hobbies/art /home/music/red

for f in $(ls -d /base/*); do ln -s $f /target; done && ls -al /target
2009-02-26 04:48:19
Functions: ln ls

Symlinks all files in the base directory to the target directory then lists all of the created symlinks.

cd /this/directory; for f in *; do ln -s `pwd`/$f /that/directory; done
2009-02-05 13:21:16
User: jonty
Functions: cd ln

I find this handy for linking all the bin files in a package to /usr/bin or all the man files to /usr/share/man. You can replace * with */* to operate on all the files in subdirectories.