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unset files i; set -f; O=$IFS; while IFS= read -r -d $'\0' files[i++]; do :; done < <(find . -name '*.avi' -print0) && IFS=$O; set +f && echo "Running: mplayer \"${files[ $(( $RANDOM % ${#files[@]} )) ]}\""
2009-02-18 16:53:57
User: DEinspanjer
Functions: echo find read set unset
0

unsets variables used by the one-liner

sets up the IFS bash variable to not be affected by whitespace and disables extra glob expansion

uses read to slurp the results of the find command into an array

selects an element of the array at random to be passed as an argument to mplayer

find . | grep deleteme | while read line; do rm $line; done
2009-02-18 00:55:57
User: tec
Functions: find grep read rm
-3

This command deletes all files in all subfolders if their name or path contains "deleteme".

To dry-run the command without actually deleting files run:

find . | grep deleteme | while read line; do echo rm $line; done
find . -type f|while read f; do mv $f `echo $f |tr '[:upper:]' '[ :lower:]'`; done
2009-02-17 09:44:38
User: berta
Functions: find mv read
9

or, to process a single directory:

for f in *; do mv $f `echo $f |tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'`; done
find . -type f -name \*.c | while read f; do mv $f "`basename $f .c`".C; done
2009-02-17 09:30:43
User: berta
Functions: find mv read
0

or, for a single directory:

for f in *.c; do mv $f "`basename $f .c`".C; done
echo "Set Twitter Status" ; read STATUS; curl -u user:pass -d status="$STATUS" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
2009-02-16 14:34:05
User: ronz0
Functions: echo read
-2

Modify the script for your username and password, and save it as a script. Run the script, and enjoy ./tweet

while read line; do echo -e "$line@mail.com"; done < list.txt
( while read File; do mogrify -resize 1024 -quality 96 $File; done ) < filelist
2009-02-08 02:48:26
User: Corsair
Functions: read
-1

Imagemagick library is used. If image format is not JPEG, the "quality" option should not be issued.

alias scd='dirs -v; echo -n "select number: "; read newdir; cd -"$newdir"'
'ls -1 *<pattern>* | while read file; do scp $file user@host:/path/; if [[ $? -eq 0 ]]; then rm $file; fi; done'
echo -n search\>\ ; read SEARCH_STRING && sed -n "/$SEARCH_STRING/{n;p;n;p;n;p;q}" [file-to-search]
2009-02-05 18:07:23
User: wwest4
Functions: echo read sed
0

customizable context searches - if you know sed, this is a basis for more complex context control than grep --context offers

yes "$(seq 232 255;seq 254 -1 233)" | while read i; do printf "\x1b[48;5;${i}m\n"; sleep .01; done