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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

Generate padded numbers 001 002 ... 100

Terminal - Generate padded numbers 001 002 ... 100
echo 00{1..9} 0{10..99} 100
2009-05-07 21:08:53
User: lv4tech
Functions: echo
Generate padded numbers 001 002 ... 100


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What others think

printf "%03d " {1..100}

Comment by tanguyr 389 weeks and 1 day ago

seq -w 100

Comment by flatcap 389 weeks and 1 day ago

seq -w 100 is elegant

Comment by Iany 389 weeks and 1 day ago

Here I was going to try and mention something about printf, but the seq command blew me out of the water. Glad to know that one!

Comment by birnam 389 weeks and 1 day ago

Using jot equivalent on BSD,

jot -w %03d 100

Comment by Resolution 389 weeks ago

With zsh you can simply type:

echo {001..100}
Comment by inof 385 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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