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ls -RAx | grep "svn:$" | sed -e "s/svn:/svn/" | xargs rm -fr
ls *.wav | while read f; do lame "$f" -o "$(echo $f | cut -d'.' -f1)".mp3; done;
ls *.jpg | grep -n "" | sed 's,.*,0000&,' | sed 's,0*\(...\):\(.*\).jpg,mv "\2.jpg" "image-\1.jpg",' | sh
ls . | xargs file | grep text | sed "s/\(.*\):.*/\1/" | xargs gedit
newest () { find ${1:-\.} -type f |xargs ls -lrt ; }
ls -l | sed -e 's/--x/1/g' -e 's/-w-/2/g' -e 's/-wx/3/g' -e 's/r--/4/g' -e 's/r-x/5/g' -e 's/rw-/6/g' -e 's/rwx/7/g' -e 's/---/0/g'
ls -t1 | sed 1d | parallel -X rm
2010-01-28 12:28:18
Functions: ls sed

xargs deals badly with special characters (such as space, ' and "). To see the problem try this:

touch important_file

touch 'not important_file'

ls not* | xargs rm

Parallel https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/ does not have this problem.

ls -Q * | xargs -p rm
2010-01-27 02:46:49
User: temp_reg
Functions: ls xargs

ls -Q will show the filenames in quotes. xargs -p rm will print all the filenames piped from ls -Q and ask for confirmation before deleting the files.

without the -Q switch, if we have spaces in names, then the files won't be deleted.

ls /usr/bin | xargs whatis | grep -v nothing | less
2010-01-26 12:59:47
User: michelsberg
Functions: grep ls whatis xargs

no loop, only one call of grep, scrollable ("less is more", more or less...)

for i in $(ls /usr/bin); do whatis $i | grep -v nothing; done | more
find / \( -local -o -prune \) \( -perm -4000 -o -perm -2000 \) -type f -exec ls -l {} \;
xdg-open $(ls . | dmenu)
2010-01-08 17:16:28
User: matthewbauer
Functions: ls

Simple file browser with dmenu, ls, and xdg-open.

ls / | sed -e :a -e 's/^.\{1,15\}$/&_/;ta'
2010-01-06 17:22:01
User: glaudiston
Functions: ls sed

the sql command lpad and rpad using sed

for lpad, invert the &_ with _&:

ls / | sed -e :a -e 's/^.\{1,15\}$/_$/;ta'
ls | sed "/^/=" | sed "N;s/\n/. /"
ls | sed -n '1h;2,$H;${g;s/\n/,/g;p}'
2010-01-06 15:56:16
User: glaudiston
Functions: ls sed

searching for sed to make a csv, I found the solution from Mr. Stolz in http://funarg.nfshost.com/r2/notes/sed-return-comma.html

you can also to use:

tr "\n" "," ;

But I was looking for a sed way =)

ls -lah --color=always | most
2010-01-04 22:21:13
User: Code_Bleu
Functions: ls

Even though --color is an option for 'ls' it will not display in color when doing 'ls -lah --color=always | less' to have color output when doing a directory listing and piping it out to page through results, replace less with most.

To install most if not installed, run:

sudo apt-get install most

BACKUP_FILE_SIZE=`eval ls -l ${BACKUP_FILE} | awk {'print $5'}`; if [ $BACKUP_FILE_SIZE -le 20 ]; then echo "its empty"; else echo "its not empty"; fi
2009-12-29 08:34:37
User: Redrocket
Functions: awk echo ls

If you gzip an empty file it becomes 20 bytes. Some backup checks i do check to see if the file is greater than zero size (-s flag) but this is no good here. Im sure someone has a better check than me for this? No check to see if file exists before checking it's size.

find dir -size -1024k -type f | xargs -d $'\n' -n1 ls -l | cut -d ' ' -f 5 | sed -e '2,$s/$/+/' -e '$ap' | dc
2009-12-28 04:23:01
User: zhangweiwu
Functions: cut dir find ls sed xargs
Tags: size sum

The command gives size of all files smaller than 1024k, this information, together with disk usage, can help determin file system parameter (e.g. block size) or storage device (e.g. SSD v.s. HDD).

Note if you use awk instead of "cut| dc", you easily breach maximum allowed number of records in awk.

find . -name '*png' -printf '%h\0' | xargs -0 ls -l --hide=*.png | grep -ZB1 ' 0$'
sudo ls -RFal / | gzip > all_files_list.txt.gz
2009-12-14 21:40:56
User: roryokane
Functions: gzip ls sudo

This command is meant to be used to make a lightweight backup, for when you want to know which files might be missing or changed, but you don't care about their contents (because you have some way to recover them).

Explanation of parts:

"ls -RFal /" lists all files in and below the root directory, along with their permissions and some other metadata.

I think sudo is necessary to allow ls to read the metadata of certain files.

"| gzip" compresses the result, from 177 MB to 16 MB in my case.

"> all_files_list.txt.gz" saves the result to a file in the current directory called all_files_list.txt.gz. This name can be changed, of course.

dir=$(pwd); while [ ! -z "$dir" ]; do ls -ld "$dir"; dir=${dir%/*}; done; ls -ld /
2009-12-14 14:38:11
User: hfs
Functions: dir ls

Useful if a different user cannot access some directory and you want to know which directory on the way misses the x bit.

perl -lne 'print for /url":"\K[^"]+/g' $(ls -t ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/sessionstore.js | sed q)
2009-12-14 00:51:54
User: sputnick
Functions: ls perl sed

If you want all the URLs from all the sessions, you can use :

perl -lne 'print for /url":"\K[^"]+/g' ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/sessionstore.js

Thanks to tybalt89 ( idea of the "for" statement ).

For perl purists, there's JSON and File::Slurp modules, buts that's not installed by default.

ls | xargs du -sh
grep -oP '"url":"\K[^"]+' $(ls -t ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/sessionstore.js | sed q)
2009-12-09 20:34:32
User: sputnick
Functions: grep ls sed

Require "grep -P" ( pcre ).

If you don't have grep -P, use that :

grep -Eo '"url":"[^"]+' $(ls -t ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/sessionstore.js | sed q) | cut -d'"' -f4
ls -l `locate your_search_here`
2009-11-27 05:53:46
User: tjcertified
Functions: ls

This command lists extended information about files, i.e. whether or not it is a true file or link, who owns it, etc. without having to 'ls' from the specific directory. If you know the filename, but not the location, this helps with finding other information about the file. It can be truncated by creating an alias for 'ls -l'. The sample output shows difference in regular locate vs. ls + locate.