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find . -name '*.log' | xargs ls -hlt > /tmp/logs.txt && vi /tmp/logs.txt
printf "%x\n" $(seq 0 255) | xargs -n1 -IH echo -ne \\xH > test.dat
grep -i s2enc /etc/vcac/server.xml | sed -e 's/.* password=\"\([^\"]*\)\".*/\1/' | xargs -n 1 vcac-config prop-util -d --p 2>/dev/null; echo
ps -ef | grep [p]mon | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -I {} ps eww {} | awk '{print $1 " " $5 " " $6 " " $0}' | sed 's/\(S*\) \(S*\) .*ORACLE_HOME/\1 \2/g' | cut -f1,2,3 -d" "
2017-03-24 18:45:40
User: Enirevlow
Functions: awk cut grep ps sed xargs
0

Show the executable that spawned the process and show the PID and ORACLE_HOME relative to the environment within which the process is running.

curl -s http://public-dns.info/nameserver/br.csv| cut -d, -f1 | xargs -i timeout 1 ping -c1 -w 1 {} | grep time | sed -u "s/.* from \([^:]*\).*time=\([^ ]*\).*/\2\t\1/g" | sort -n | head -n1
2017-02-02 12:00:38
User: glaudiston
1

http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

cat matching_files.txt | xargs sed -i '' "s/require('global-module')/require('..\/some-folder\/relative-module')/"
whatinstalled() { which "$@" | xargs -r readlink -f | xargs -r dpkg -S ;}
pip freeze --local | grep -v '^\-e' | cut -d = -f 1 | xargs -n1 pip install -U
host -t srv _ldap._tcp | sed "s/.*[ ]\([^ ]*\)[.]$/\1/g" | xargs -i ping -c 1 {} | grep -E "(statistics|avg)" | sed "s/^--- \([^ ]*\).*/,\1:/g"|tr -d "\n" | tr "," "\n" | sed "1d;s|^\([^:]*\).*=[^/]*/\([^/]*\).*|\2\t\1|g" |sort -n
2016-09-02 03:26:29
User: glaudiston
Functions: grep host ping sed sort tr xargs
Tags: ldap
2

This command line detect ldap hosts, by mandatory dns entry, then ping them to detect response average. based on ping response average it sorts and print the faster server in first output line

ps auxw | grep -E 'sbin/(apache|httpd)' | awk '{print"-p " $2}' | xargs strace -F
2016-08-04 10:59:58
User: gormux
Functions: awk grep ps strace xargs
Tags: awk grep ps strace
2

Will open strace on all apache process, on systems using sbin/apache (debian) or sbin/httpd (redhat), and will follow threads newly created.

curl http://url/rss | grep -o '<enclosure url="[^"]*' | grep -o '[^"]*$' | xargs wget -c
head -n1 | xargs -I {} aws sts get-session-token --serial-number $MFA_ID --duration-seconds 900 --token-code {} --output text --query [Credentials.AccessKeyId,Credentials.SecretAccessKey,Credentials.SessionToken]
2016-04-12 10:57:00
User: keymon
Functions: head xargs
1

You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token.

This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use:

`awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'`

You must adapt the command line to include:

* $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one

* TTL for the credentials

xargs -0a /proc/27288/cmdline echo
2015-09-25 17:35:11
User: dennisw
Functions: xargs
Tags: Linux /proc
7

If you cat the file, all the parts of the command line are bunched up. If you use tr to convert the nulls to spaces, you're still left without a newline unless you add another step. This command does everything for you.

curl $1 | grep -E "http.*\.mp3" | sed "s/.*\(http.*\.mp3\).*/\1/" | xargs wget
2015-09-17 13:19:53
User: theodric
Functions: grep sed xargs
3

The difference between the original version provided and this one is that this one works rather than outputting a wget error

find <path> |xargs grep <pattern>
curl -s https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/ | grep -o '[^"]*Linux/7/pdf[^"]*' | xargs -I{} wget https://access.redhat.com{}
2015-05-11 11:57:20
User: SuperFly
Functions: grep wget xargs
1

Let's give Flatcap credit for this elegant solution, instead of leaving it hidden as a comment.

Tested on RHEL6 and it works. Nice and clean.

locate -i /pattern/ | xargs -n1 dirname | sort -u
2015-05-09 21:22:05
User: dardo1982
Functions: dirname locate sort xargs
Tags: find case
0

Uses "locate" instead of "find", "sort -u" instead of "sort | uniq" and it's case insensitive.

wget -q -O- https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/ | grep Linux/7/pdf | cut -d \" -f 2 | awk '{print "https://access.redhat.com"$1}' | xargs wget
sudo mysql -sNe 'show tables like "PREFIX_%"' DBNAME | xargs sudo mysqldump DBNAME > /tmp/dump.sql
a=$(b=$(($LINES/2));f() { for c in $(seq $b); do for i in $(seq $c);do echo x;done|xargs echo;done };paste <(f) <(f|tac|tr 'x' '-') <(f|tac|tr 'x' '-') <(f)|tr '\t' ' ');(cat <<<"$a"|tac;cat <<<"$a")|tr '-' ' '
groups user1 user2|cut -d: -f2|xargs -n1|sort|uniq -d
2015-03-04 19:12:27
User: swemarx
Functions: cut groups uniq xargs
3

Updated according to flatcap's suggestion, thanks!

git rev-list --all|tail -n1|xargs git show|grep -v diff|head -n1|cut -f1-3 -d' '
git rev-list --all|tail -n1|xargs git show|grep -v diff|head -n1|cut -f1-3 -d' '
udevadm info -q all -n /dev/sdc | grep ID_PATH | cut -d'-' -f 2 | xargs -n 1 lspci -s
2015-01-27 15:34:02
User: mhs
Functions: cut grep info lspci xargs
Tags: lspci udevadm
1

Useful for big systems with lots of cards.

(Update: does not work with USB disks)

git branch --merged | grep -v "\*" | xargs -n 1 git branch -d
2015-01-25 00:30:37
User: krizzo
Functions: grep xargs
3

This checks if the branch has been merged with master and then will delete the ones that have been. Keeps your local git repo nice and clean from all the branches.