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ls | egrep -v "[REGULAR EXPRESSION]" | xargs rm -v
2010-04-01 02:40:40
User: Saxphile
Functions: egrep ls rm xargs
Tags: files rm
-1

This is a slight variation of an existing submission, but uses regular expression to look for files instead. This makes it vastly more versatile, and one can easily verify the files to be kept by running ls | egrep "[REGULAR EXPRESSION]"

find . -name file.txt | xargs -e grep "token" -o | wc -l
curl http://www.reddit.com/r/wallpapers.rss | grep -Eo 'http:[^&]+jpg' | head -1 | xargs feh --bg-seamless
2010-03-27 00:08:40
Functions: grep head xargs
4

You'll need "feh" to set the background from the commandline. Install with "apt-get install feh"

Thanks to the Redditors on this thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/bira4/is_there_a_linux_version_of_this_preferably_a/

find * \( -name "*.[hc]pp" -or -name "*.py" -or -name "*.i" \) -print0 | xargs -0 wc -l | tail -n 1
2010-03-25 18:58:29
User: neologism
Functions: find tail wc xargs
Tags: find xargs wc
1

Finds all C++, Python, SWIG files in your present directory (uses "*" rather than "." to exclude invisibles) and counts how many lines are in them. Returns only the last line (the total).

ps -ef |grep oracle |grep pmon |awk '{print $2}' |xargs -I {} ps eww {} |grep pmon |grep -v grep |awk '{print $5 " " $6 " " $0}' |sed 's/\(S*\) \(S*\) .*ORACLE_HOME/\1 \2/g' |cut -f1,2,3 -d" "
2010-03-23 20:36:59
User: brianmuckian
Functions: awk cut grep ps sed xargs
0

get a list of currently running oracle dbs (identified by the pmon process)

show the executable that spawned the process and

show the ORACLE_HOME relative to the environment within which the process is running

tailored to AIX (sed on linux behaves...differently)

suggestions for a better way...please.

find . -type d | tac | xargs rmdir 2> /dev/null
2010-03-23 11:54:38
User: drmaciver
Functions: find rmdir tac xargs
-1

Remove all empty directories below the current directory. If directories become empty as the results of this, remove those too.

svn up | sed 's/\.//g' | cut -d ' ' -f3 | xargs svn log -r
pattern='regexp_pattern'; find . -type f -perm +220 ! -name '*.bak' -print0 | xargs -0 egrep -lZ $pattern | xargs -0 sed -i.bak -e "/$pattern/d"
git log -g --pretty=oneline | grep '}: commit' | awk '{print $1}' | head -1 | xargs git checkout -f
awk '/d[a-z]+$/{print $4}' /proc/partitions | xargs -i sudo hdparm -I /dev/{} | grep 'device size with M'
ls -d */* | sed -e 's/^/\"/g' -e 's/$/\"/g' | xargs mv -t $(pwd)
2010-03-01 23:43:26
User: leovailati
Functions: ls mv sed xargs
-1

You WILL have problems if the files have the same name.

Use cases: consolidate music library and unify photos (especially if your camera separates images by dates).

After running the command and verifying if there was no name issues, you can use

ls -d */ | sed -e 's/^/\"/g' -e 's/$/\"/g' | xargs rm -r

to remove now empty subdirectories.

find -type d -name ".svn" -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf
2010-02-25 10:16:18
User: tuxilicious
Functions: find rm xargs
-1

man find: If no paths are given, the current directory is used. - Can anybody tell me why so many people are typing the dot?

function skreemplay() { lynx -dump "http://skreemr.com/results.jsp?q=$*" | grep mp3$ | sed 's/^.* //' | xargs mplayer }
2010-02-24 08:44:01
User: thelan
Functions: grep sed xargs
1

This use the Screemr search engine to play mp3 songs

ls -RAx | grep "svn:$" | sed -e "s/svn:/svn/" | xargs rm -fr
du -x --max-depth=1 | sort -n | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs du -hx --max-depth=0
2010-02-18 19:46:47
User: d34dh0r53
Functions: awk du sort xargs
4

Provides numerically sorted human readable du output. I so wish there was just a du flag for this.

ls . | xargs file | grep text | sed "s/\(.*\):.*/\1/" | xargs gedit
newest () { find ${1:-\.} -type f |xargs ls -lrt ; }
find . -type f |xargs -I% sed -i '/group name/s/>/ deleteMissing="true">/' %
2010-02-01 21:09:57
User: 4fthawaiian
Functions: find sed xargs
1

Changed out the for loop for an xargs. It's a tad shorter, and a tad cleaner.

find . -type f -size +1100000k |xargs -I% du -sh %
2010-01-31 22:04:07
User: 4fthawaiian
Functions: du find xargs
1

simple find -> xargs sort of thing that I get a lot of use out of. Helps find huge files and gives an example of how to use xargs to deal with them. Tested on OSX snow leopard (10.6). Enjoy.

ipcs -a | grep 0x | awk '{printf( "-Q %s ", $1 )}' | xargs ipcrm
find -type d -name ".svn" -prune -o -not -empty -type f -printf "%s\n" | sort -rn | uniq -d | xargs -I{} -n1 find -type d -name ".svn" -prune -o -type f -size {}c -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate
2010-01-28 09:45:29
User: 2chg
Functions: find md5sum sort uniq xargs
2

Improvement of the command "Find Duplicate Files (based on size first, then MD5 hash)" when searching for duplicate files in a directory containing a subversion working copy. This way the (multiple dupicates) in the meta-information directories are ignored.

Can easily be adopted for other VCS as well. For CVS i.e. change ".svn" into ".csv":

find -type d -name ".csv" -prune -o -not -empty -type f -printf "%s\n" | sort -rn | uniq -d | xargs -I{} -n1 find -type d -name ".csv" -prune -o -type f -size {}c -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate
echo $(( $( cat count.txt | tr "\n" "+" | xargs -I{} echo {} 0 ) ))
2010-01-27 10:02:30
User: glaudiston
Functions: cat echo tr xargs
0

if you, like me, do not have the numsum, this way can do the same.

find filepath -type f -iname "*.html" -o -iname "*.htm" -o -iname "*.php" | xargs grep "Exception\|LGPL\|CODE1"
ls -Q * | xargs -p rm
2010-01-27 02:46:49
User: temp_reg
Functions: ls xargs
1

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.

find directory/ |xargs grep -i "phrase"