Commands by fsilveira (4)


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    rename -v 's/ /_/g' *
    fsilveira · 2009-08-28 17:28:57 1
  • Very helpful when you've got complex filenames and needs to change just some small parts of it. Renaming a file called "i-made-a-small-typo-right-here" to "i-made-a-big-typo-right-here": mv -vi i-made-a-{small,big}-typo-right-here You could also copy multiple files, edit, remove, process, etc. Show Sample Output


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    mv -vi file{,~}
    fsilveira · 2009-08-14 19:29:59 0
  • This lengthy cryptic line will print the latest top 10 commandlinefu.com posts without their summaries. To print also their respective summaries use the following (even bigger) command line: wget -qO - http://www.commandlinefu.com/feed/tenup | xmlstarlet sel -T -t -o '<doc>' -n -t -m rss/channel/item -o '<item>' -n -o '<title>' -v title -o '</title>' -n -o '<description>' -v description -o '</description>' -n -o '</item>' -n -t -o '</doc>' | xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m doc/item -v description/code -n -v title -n -n It is recommended to include this line into a shell script to be easily run, as I do myself. You could also use the following URLs to browse the top 3 commands: wget -qO - http://www.commandlinefu.com/feed/threeup | xmlstarlet ... .. or all others: wget -qO - http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Command-line-fu | xmlstarlet ... PS: You need to install "xmlstarlet" to run it. It is found in Debian APT repositories (apt-get install xmlstarlet) or under the http://xmlstar.sourceforge.net/ URL. Show Sample Output


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    wget -qO - http://www.commandlinefu.com/feed/tenup | xmlstarlet sel -T -t -o '&lt;x&gt;' -n -t -m rss/channel/item -o '&lt;y&gt;' -n -v description -o '&lt;/y&gt;' -n -t -o '&lt;/x&gt;' | xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m x/y -v code -n
    fsilveira · 2009-08-14 02:44:00 0
  • This command will find the biggest files recursively under a certain directory, no matter if they are too many. If you try the regular commands ("find -type f -exec ls -laSr {} +" or "find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -laSr") the sorting won't be correct because of command line arguments limit. This command won't use command line arguments to sort the files and will display the sorted list correctly. Show Sample Output


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    find . -type f -printf '%20s %p\n' | sort -n | cut -b22- | tr '\n' '\000' | xargs -0 ls -laSr
    fsilveira · 2009-08-13 13:13:33 5

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