Hide

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.


Get involved!

You can sign-in using OpenID credentials, or register a traditional username and password.

First-time OpenID users will be automatically assigned a username which can be changed after signing in.

UpGuard checks and validates configurations for every major OS, network device, and cloud provider.
Hide

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for:

Hide

News

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!
Hide

Top Tags

Hide

Functions

Run any GUI program remotely

Terminal - Run any GUI program remotely
ssh -fX <user>@<host> <program>
2009-03-10 15:02:35
User: prayer
Functions: ssh
16
Run any GUI program remotely
ssh -X example.org xeyes

The SSH server configuration requires:

X11Forwarding yes # this is default in Debian

And it's convenient too:

Compression delayed

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

Use -Y not -X (yes the ssh devs are silly).

ssh -f -Y [email protected]$HOSTNAME xeyes
Comment by pixelbeat 454 weeks and 1 day ago

advantageous also to use the -C compression flag, so communications travel faster across the web

Comment by linuxrawkstar 454 weeks and 1 day ago

it works on cygwin too, as long as you startx first and run it from the xterm. very awesome. the awesomeness is abundant with this one.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 454 weeks and 1 day ago

the ssh server needs the following option to be turned on:

X11Forwarding yes

otherwise it wont work.

Comment by dizzgo 454 weeks and 1 day ago

still lovin this one

Comment by linuxrawkstar 437 weeks and 6 days ago

Windows users will need an X client installed. I recommend xming-mesa http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/ See instructions here https://www.cs.utk.edu/help//doku.php?id=remote:putty

Comment by tobiasboon 436 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

You must be signed in to comment.