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if you, like me, do not have the numsum, this way can do the same.
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.
Recursive grep through directory for file.
no loop, only one call of grep, scrollable ("less is more", more or less...)
Print out the contents of $VARIABLE, six words per line, ignoring any single or double quotes in the text. Useful when $VARIABLE contains a sentence that changes periodically, and may or may not contain quoted text.
This command will find all files recursively containing the phrase entered, represented here by "searchphrase". This particular command searches in all php files, but you could change that to just be html files or just log files etc.
Whenever you compile a new kernel, there are always new modules. The best way to make sure you have the correct modules loaded when you boot is to add all your modules in the modules.autoload file (they will be commented) and uncomment all those modules you need.
Also a good way to keep track of the available modules in your system.
For other distros you may have to change the name of the file to /etc/modprobe.conf
Adapted using your usefull comments !
The command gives size of all files smaller than 1024k, this information, together with disk usage, can help determin file system parameter (e.g. block size) or storage device (e.g. SSD v.s. HDD).
Note if you use awk instead of "cut| dc", you easily breach maximum allowed number of records in awk.
Esse comando procura por arquivos php que que iniciem com '
Use if you have pictures all over the place and you want to copy them to a central location
Find jpg files
translate all file names to lowercase
backup existing, don't overwrite, preserve mode ownership and timestamps
copy to a central location
Today I needed to choose an icon for an app. My simpler way: put all of /usr/share/icons in myicons folder and brows'em with nautilus. Then rm -r 'ed the entire dir.
No problem with word splitting. That should works on many Unix likes.