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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Psst. Open beta.

Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:

  • » The open beta is running a copy of the database that will not carry over to the final version. Don't post anything you don't mind losing.
  • » If you wish to use your user account, you will probably need to reset your password.
Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

useful tail on /var/log to avoid old logs or/and gzipped files

Terminal - useful tail on /var/log to avoid old logs or/and gzipped files
tail -f *[!.1][!.gz]
2009-03-06 16:24:44
User: piscue
Functions: tail
useful tail on /var/log to avoid old logs or/and gzipped files

with discard wilcards in bash you can "tail" newer logs files to see what happen, any error, info, warn...


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Really nice !

Comment by CodSpirit 398 weeks and 2 days ago

I was wondering if somebody could explain to me what exactly the function of the square brackets is.

Comment by kzh 378 weeks and 5 days ago

From the bash manpage, under "Pattern Matching", "[...] Matches any one of the enclosed characters."

"If the first character following the [ is a ! or a ^ then any character not enclosed is matched."


Comment by realist 374 weeks and 2 days ago

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