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nice -n0 ls | mpg321 -@- &
cd $(ls -1t --color=never | head -1)
alias cd1='cd $( ls -lt | grep ^d | head -1 | cut -b 51- )'
ls -d */* | wc -l
ls -lart
2011-05-28 15:01:39
User: shardservant
Functions: ls
-1

-l for long list, -r for recursive, -a for display of hidden files, and -t for modification date

ls -t1 | head -n1
ssh tomcat-server ls -l webapp-dir | grep -- '->' | awk ' { print $(NF-2) " " $(NF-1) " " $NF; }'
2011-05-23 08:38:28
User: igorfu
Functions: awk grep ls ssh
Tags: tomcat
0

Tomcat webapps are often remote links

sdiff <(ls /) <(ls /usr)
ls * | while read fin;do fout=$(echo -n $fin | sed -e's/%\([0-9A-F][0-9A-F]\)/\\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e);if [ "$fout" != "$fin" ];then echo "mv '$fin' '$fout'";fi;done | bash -x
2011-05-18 07:24:54
User: pawelb1973
Functions: bash echo ls read sed xargs
0

urldecode files in current directrory

ls -l $(type -path -all java)
2011-05-12 17:25:39
User: evandrix
Functions: ls type
1

The output will likely point to '/etc/alternatives/java'.

So find out where that points by issuing ls -l like this:

ls -l /etc/alternatives/java

ls -atr /home/reports/*.csv -o --time-sty=+%s | tail -1 | awk '{print systime()-$5}'
ls *.jpg | awk -F'.' '{ printf "%s %04d.%s\n", $0, $1, $2; }' | xargs -n2 mv
2011-05-01 13:32:58
User: hute37
Functions: awk ls printf xargs
Tags: awk mv xargs
3

rename file name with fixed length nomeric format pattern

ls | sed 'p;s/foo/bar/' | xargs -n2 mv
ls * | sed -e 'p;s/foo/bar/' | xargs -n2 mv
2011-04-30 00:21:10
User: windfold
Functions: ls sed xargs
3

Renames all files in a directory named foo to bar.

foobar1 gets renamed to barbar1

barfoo2 gets renamed to barbar2

fooobarfoo gets renamed to barobarfoo

NOTE: Will break for files with spaces AND new lines AND for an empty expansion of the glob '*'

find -L / -samefile /path/to/file -exec ls -ld {} +
2011-04-27 06:14:15
User: eightmillion
Functions: find ls
17

This command finds and prints all the symbolic and hard links to a file. Note that the file argument itself be a link and it will find the original file as well.

You can also do this with the inode number for a file or directory by first using stat or ls or some other tool to get the number like so:

stat -Lc %i file

or

ls -Hid file

And then using:

find -L / -inum INODE_NUMBER -exec ls -ld {} +
eval ls -l /proc/{$(pgrep -d, COMMAND)}/cwd
2011-04-14 13:41:58
User: splante
Functions: eval ls
3

This is an alternative to another command using two xargs. If it's a command you know there's only one of, you can just use:

ls -l /proc/$(pgrep COMMAND)/cwd
ls -lth podcasts/
yt-pl2mp3() {umph -m 50 $1 | cclive -f mp4_720p; IFS=$(echo -en "\n\b"); for track in $(ls | grep mp4 | awk '{print $0}' | sed -e 's/\.mp4//'); do (ffmpeg -i $track.mp4 -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 320 -f mp3 $track.mp3); done; rm -f *.mp4}
2011-03-20 14:43:20
User: sattellite
Functions: awk echo grep ls rm sed
0

umph is parsing video links from Youtube playlists ( http://code.google.com/p/umph/ )

cclive is downloading videos from Youtube ( http://cclive.sourceforge.net/ )

Example:

yt-pl2mp3 7AB74822FE7D03E8
find / -type f -size +20000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{printf $9} {for (i=10;i<=NF;i++) {printf " "$i}} {print ": "$5}'
ls -1 | shuf -n 1
echo Selected $(ls -1 | sort -R | head -n 1)
ls -1 | sort -R | sed -n 's/^/Selected /;1p'
ls -1 | awk 'BEGIN{srand()} {x[NR] = $0} END{print "Selected", x[1 + int(rand() * NR)]}'
2011-03-13 20:05:06
User: saibbot
Functions: awk ls
Tags: awk random
-3

I use this command to select a random movie from my movie collection..

ls -alt /directory/ | awk '{ print $6 " " $7 " -- " $9 }'
$ right(){ l="$(cat -)"; s=$(echo -e "$l"| wc -L); echo "$l" | while read l;do j=$(((s-${#l})));echo "$(while ((j-->0)); do printf " ";done;)$l";done;}; ls --color=none / | right