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Terminal - Commands using xargs - 628 results
find *.less | xargs -I {} lessc {} {}.css && ls *.less.css | sed -e 'p;s/less.css/css/' | xargs -n2 mv
ls -R | grep -v skipme | xargs rm -Rf
2013-10-18 08:11:39
Functions: grep ls rm xargs
Tags: delete rm
-11

This command will delete all files and folders except 'skipme'. it could be a file or a folder.

find /Users/jpn/.ievms/ -type f -print0| xargs -0 du -sh
2013-10-16 09:54:19
Functions: du find xargs
-3

When you do a ls -1 | xargs rm it wouldn't workd because those files have spaces. So you must use

find -print0 and xargs -0

(date "+%d-%m-%Y %H:%M:%S";curl -s --interface lo:1 ifconfig.me| xargs -t geoiplookup 2>&1)|sed -e 's/geoiplookup/IP:/g' -e 's/GeoIP Country Edition/Country/g'|tr -s "\n" " "|sed 'a\ '
2013-10-07 15:28:55
User: guerito
Functions: date sed tr xargs
0

My first command :) I made this command to log public addresses of a virtual interface who connects random VPN servers around the world.

find . -name '*pdf*' -print0 | xargs -0 ls -lt | head -20
2013-10-03 21:58:51
User: fuats
Functions: find head ls xargs
1

Sorts by latest modified files by looking to current directory and all subdirectories

wget -q -O- http://example-podcast-feed.com/rss | grep -o "<enclosure[ -~][^>]*" | grep -o "http://[ -~][^\"]*" | xargs wget -c
2013-09-24 12:38:08
User: talha131
Functions: grep wget xargs
0

This script can be used to download enclosed files from a RSS feed. For example, it can be used to download mp3 files from a podcasts RSS feed.

echo '#! /usr/bin/ksh\ncat $2 | openssl dgst -sha256 | read hashish; if [[ $hashish = $1 ]]; then echo $2: OK; else echo $2: FAILED; fi;' > shacheck; chmod +x shacheck; cat hashishes.sha256 | xargs -n 2 ./shacheck;
2013-09-18 21:51:20
User: RAKK
Functions: cat chmod echo read xargs
0

This command is used to verify a sha256sum-formatted file hash list on IBM AIX or any other UNIX-like OS that has openssl but doesn't have sha256sum by default. Steps:

1: Save to the filesystem a script that:

A: Receives as arguments the two parts of one line of a sha256sum listing

B: Feeds a file into openssl on SHA256 standard input hash calculation mode, and saves the result

C: Compares the calculated hash against the one received as argument

D: Outputs the result in a sha256sum-like format

2: Make the script runnable

3: Feed the sha256sum listing to xargs, running the aforementioned script and passing 2 arguments at a time

ipcs -q | grep foo | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -I ipcid ipcrm -q ipcid
db=example.mdb; backend=mysql; mdb-schema "$db" $backend | grep -v 'COMMENT ON COLUMN' && mdb-tables -1 "$db" | xargs -I {} mdb-export -I $backend "$db" {}
2013-08-25 18:39:27
User: garex
Functions: grep xargs
0

schema & tables

To export into another backends style, just change backend to one of: access, sybase, oracle, postgres, mysql and sqlite

brew cleanup -n | awk '{print $3}' | xargs du -s | awk '{s+=$1} END {print s}'
ipcs -s | grep apache | awk ' { print $2 } ' | xargs ipcrm sem
2013-08-12 16:29:32
User: kernel01
Functions: awk grep ipcrm ipcs xargs
0

Solves these pesky errors you see in the Apache log:

[Fri Jun 28 17:51:00 2013] [emerg] (28)No space left on device: Couldn't create accept lock (/monsoon/opt/apache2/logs/accept.lock.356) (5)

Naturally, can be used to get rid of other semaphores. Note: change the apache user in accordance to your ENV.

pbpaste | xargs wget
2013-08-11 23:12:10
User: loopkid
Functions: xargs
0

On Linux substitute pbpaste with `xsel --clipboard --output` or `xclip -selection clipboard -o` (untested)

find . -name "*.h" -o -name "*.cpp" | xargs sed -i 's/addVertexes/addVertices/g'
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 stat -c'%Y :%y %12s %n' | sort -nr | cut -d: -f2- | head
2013-08-03 09:53:46
User: HerbCSO
Functions: cut find sort stat xargs
5

Goes through all files in the directory specified, uses `stat` to print out last modification time, then sorts numerically in reverse, then uses cut to remove the modified epoch timestamp and finally head to only output the last 10 modified files.

Note that on a Mac `stat` won't work like this, you'll need to use either:

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 stat -f '%m%t%Sm %12z %N' | sort -nr | cut -f2- | head

or alternatively do a `brew install coreutils` and then replace `stat` with `gstat` in the original command.

ls | xargs -I{} du -sh {}
curl -s $1 | grep -o -i '<a href="//images.4chan.org/[^>]*>' | sed -r 's%.*"//([^"]*)".*%\1%' | xargs wget
2013-07-22 10:33:55
User: bugmenot
Functions: grep xargs
1

first grep all href images then sed the url part then wget

find ./ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum
find ./ -type f | sed "s:[\ \',\"]:\\\&:g" | xargs md5sum
2013-07-17 18:54:14
User: crazedsanity
Functions: find sed xargs
0

Recursively list all files in the current directory & get their md5sum, even if the filename has bad characters.

ssh user@remotehost "find basedir -type d" | xargs -I {} -t mkdir -p {}
2013-07-17 07:14:32
User: neomefistox
Functions: mkdir ssh xargs
0

The directories are created in the local host with the same structure below of a remote base directory, including the 'basedir' in case that it does not exists.

You must replace user and remotehost (or IP address) with your proper values

ssh will ask for the password of the user in remotehost, unless you had included properly your hostname in the remote .ssh/known_hosts file.

qdbus | grep kscreenlocker_greet | xargs -I {} qdbus {} /MainApplication quit
2013-07-11 10:50:03
User: Murz
Functions: grep xargs
1

Do the unlock KDE screen saver locked session with lightdm display manager used in Kubuntu 12.10 +

find . | sort | awk 'NR%2==0' | xargs rm $1
2013-07-11 07:36:18
User: sucotronic
Functions: awk find rm sort xargs
-1

If you have a directory with lot of backups (full backups I mean), when it gets to some size, you could want to empty some space. With this command you'll remove half of the files. The command assumes that your backup files starts with YYYYMMDD or that they go some alphabetical order.

find . -name ".DS_Store" -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf
diff <(cd A; find -type f|xargs md5sum ) <(cd B; find -type f | xargs md5sum )
2013-07-02 18:02:05
User: glaudiston
Functions: cd diff find md5sum xargs
6

This is usefull to diff 2 paths in branches of software, or in different versions of a same zip file. So you can get the real file diff.

find . -empty -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir -p
2013-07-01 02:44:57
User: rafar
Functions: find rmdir xargs
0

It starts in the current working directory.

It removes the empty directory and its ancestors (unless the ancestor contains other elements than the empty directory itself).

It will print a failure message for every directory that isn't empty.

This command handles correctly directory names containing single or double quotes, spaces or newlines.

If you do not want only to remove all the ancestors, just use:

find . -empty -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir
find . -type d -print0 | xargs -0 du -s | sort -n | tail -10 | cut -f2 | xargs -I{} du -sh {} | sort -rn