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Mini-framework: just paste and execute!

Terminal - Mini-framework: just paste and execute!
c="cp -a";e="~";echo -e "\npaste\n";i=0;k="1"; while [[ "$k" != "" ]]; do read -a k;r[i]=$k;((i++));done;i=0;while :;do t=${r[i]};[ "$t" == "" ] && break; g=$(echo $c ${r[i]} $e);echo -e $g "\ny/n?";read y;[ "$y" != "n" ] && eval $g;((i++));done
2011-12-04 12:45:44
User: knoppix5
Functions: echo eval read
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Mini-framework: just paste and execute!

Schematics:

command [options] [paste your variable here] parameter

command [options] [paste entire column of variables here] parameter

...

(hard-code command "c" and parameter "e" according to your wishes: in example shown command = "cp -a" and parameter = "~")

Features:

- Quick exchange only variable part of a long command line

- Make variable part to be an entire column of data (i.e. file list)

- Full control while processing every single item

Hints:

Paste column of data from anywhere. I.e. utilize the Block Select Mode to drag, select and copy columns (In KDE Konsole with Ctrl+Alt pressed, or only Ctrl pressed in GNOME Terminal respectively).

Disadvantages:

You can paste only one single variable in a row. If there are more space separated variables in a row only first one will be processed, but you can arrange your variables in a column instead. To transpose rows to columns or vice versa look at Linux manual pages for 'cut' and 'paste'.

TODO:

- add edit mode to vary command "c" and parameter "e" on the fly

- add one edit mode more to handle every list item different

- add y/n/a (=All) instead of only y(=default)/n to allowed answers

Disclaimer:

The code is not optimized, only the basic idea is presented here. It's up to you to shorten code or extend the functionality.

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