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locate *\\.php|xargs grep --color=always -i -5 "namespace\s.*\W"|less
2014-02-28 13:52:15
Functions: grep locate xargs

Another way to view some code by keyword and basic regular expression

find . -name "*.txt" | xargs -n 1 perl -pi -w -e "s/text([0-9])/other\$1/g;"
2014-02-28 06:38:38
User: kennethjor
Functions: find perl xargs

Does a search and replace across multiple files with a subgroup replacement.

pacman -Qdt -q | xargs pacman --noconfirm -R
2014-02-27 05:17:57
User: b_t
Functions: xargs

-Qdt Lists dependencies/packages which are no longer required by any packages

-q Output only package name (not the version number)

-R Remove package(s)

Rest is self-explanatory.

I just started out with Arch - so if there is any better/standard method to achieve the same - please suggest.

udevadm info -q all -n /dev/sdb | grep ID_PATH | cut -d'-' -f 2 | xargs -n 1 lspci -s
find /logdir -type f -mtime +7 -print0 | xargs -0 -n 1 nice -n 20 bzip2 -9
find $1 -not -iwholename "*.svn*" -type f | xargs md5sum | awk '{print $2 "\t" $1}'
2014-02-12 19:04:08
User: dronamk
Functions: awk find md5sum xargs

recurse through all files, get the message hash, flip the output as filename, hash value

dpkg -l linux-* | awk '/^ii/{ print $2}' | grep -v -e `uname -r | cut -f1,2 -d"-"` | grep -e [0-9] | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge
zipinfo -1 aap.zip | xargs -d '\n' rm
gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri | xargs nautilus
ls -1 | xargs ruby -e'puts ARGV.shuffle'
zfs list -H -o name -t snapshot | xargs -n1 -t zfs destroy
gem list | cut -d" " -f1 | grep --invert-match "test-unit\|psych\|io-console\|rdoc\|json\|bigdecimal\|rake\|minitest" | xargs gem uninstall -aIx
2014-01-10 10:58:59
User: gdelfino
Functions: cut grep xargs

This command removes all ruby gems except the default ones that can not be removed. It is based on http://geekystuff.net/2009/01/14/remove-all-ruby-gems/

find . -type d -maxdepth 1 -print0 | xargs -0 -I{} sh -c 'find "{}" -type f | grep "ogg\|mp3\|wav\|flac$" | wc -l | tr -d "\n"; echo " {}"'
2013-12-22 13:40:29
User: dbrgn
Functions: echo find grep sh tr wc xargs

This lists the number of ogg/mp3/wav/flac files in each subdirectory of the current directory. The output can be sorted by piping it into "sort -n".

find */*.c | xargs grep 'mcs'
find -regextype posix-egrep -regex '.*\.(css|js)$' | xargs -I{} sh -c "echo '{}' && yuicompressor '{}' | gzip -c > '{}.gz'"
export KEEP_KERNEL=2; dpkg -l 'linux-image*' | awk '/^ii/ { print $2 }' | grep "[0-9]" | awk 'BEGIN{i=1}{print i++, $0}' | grep `uname -r` -B99 | sort -r | tail -n+$(($KEEP_KERNEL+2)) | awk '{print $2}'| xargs apt-get -y purge
grep -l --include '*.rb' --include '*.rake' '^[^#]*[^a-zA-Z0-9[:punct:][:space:]]' -R . | xargs -L1 awk '!/encoding/ && NR < 2 { print FILENAME }'
find /var/lib/cassandra/data -depth -type d -iwholename "*/snapshots/*" -mtime +30 -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf
vboxmanage list runningvms | cut -d \" -f 2 | xargs -I % vboxmanage controlvm % poweroff
redis-cli KEYS "user*" | xargs redis-cli DEL
2013-10-31 04:10:29
User: vp_arth
Functions: xargs

If you want to do this in the some one db, use

redis-cli -n5 KEYS "user*" | xargs redis-cli -n5 DEL
redis-cli keys pattern\* | xargs redis-cli del
find -type f | grep -v "^./.git" | xargs md5sum | md5sum
grep -lr "foo" . | xargs sed -i "s/foo/bar/g"
2013-10-28 13:02:47
User: sergeylukin
Functions: grep sed xargs

Replace "foo" with "bar" in all files in current directory recursively

(sed 's/#.*//g'|sed '/^ *$/d'|tr '\n' ';'|xargs echo) < script.sh
2013-10-26 23:23:51
User: knoppix5
Functions: sed tr xargs


Convert an one-liner to script:

foo() { <one-liner> ; }


typeset -f foo


unset -f foo