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Good for when your working on building a clean source install for RPM packaging or what have you. After testing, run this command to compare the original extracted source to your working source directory and it will remove the differences that are created when running './configure' and 'make'.
Show the UUID-based alternate device names of ZEVO-related partitions on Darwin/OS X. Adapted from the lines by dbrady at http://zevo.getgreenbytes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=700#p700 and following the disk device naming scheme at http://zevo.getgreenbytes.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Site.DiskDeviceNames
Sometimes my /var/cache/pacman/pkg directory gets quite big in size. If that happens I run this command to remove old package files. Packages that we're upgraded in last N days are kept in case you are forced to downgrade a specific package. The command is obviously Arch Linux related.
Probably neither faster nor better than -delete in find. It's just that I generally dislike teaching find builtin actions.
This is the closest you can get to "reset printing system" from the command line. Giving credit back to J D McIninch from an apple forum back in 2009.
Uses the --porcelain option, which is garanteed to be stable among git versions and configurations - also, is way easier to parse.
In case you ever got to many arguments using rm to delete multiple files matching a pattern this will help you
touch -t 201208211200 first ; touch -t 201208220100 last ;
creates 2 files: first & last, with timestamps that the find command should look between:
201208211200 = 2012-08-21 12:00
201208220100 = 2012-08-22 01:00
then we run find command with "-newer" switch, that finds by comparing timestamp against a reference file:
find /path/to/files/ -newer first ! -newer last
meaning: find any files in /path/to/files that are newer than file "first" and not newer than file "last"
pipe the output of this find command through xargs to a move command:
| xargs -ifile mv -fv file /path/to/destination/
and finally, remove the reference files we created for this operation:
rm first; rm last;
Couldn't make the other work so I made this
Allows to change 'shell' compatible files execution bit even if their name is not *.sh
In the example suppose we want to move all *.rar files in the current folder to a backupfolder
The option -print0 for find and -0 for grep help prevent issue with weird characters or spaces in filenames. Furthermore with xargs there is no limited number of arguments that find can throw.