Commands by greggster (7)

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Remove spaces from filenames - through a whole directory tree.
An example of zsh glob qualifiers.

Puts every word from a file into a new line
Basically it creates a typical word list file from any normal text.

Delete recursively only empty folders on present dir

remove audio trac from a video file
create a copy of a video file without the audio tracs

Create a 5 MB blank file via a seek hole
Similar to the original, but is much faster since it only needs to write the last byte as zero. A diff on testfile and will return that they are the same.

Find all videos under current directory using MIME a.k.a not using extension
Videos are found using their MIME type. Thus no need to for an extension for the video file. This is a efficent version of "jnash" cmd (4086). Thanks for jnash. This cmd will only show video files while his cmd show files having "video" anywhere in path.

Exclude inserting a table from a sql import
Starting with a large MySQL dump file (*.sql) remove any lines that have inserts for the specified table. Sometimes one or two tables are very large and uneeded, eg. log tables. To exclude multiple tables you can get fancy with sed, or just run the command again on subsequently generated files.

Speed up builds and scripts, remove duplicate entries in $PATH. Users scripts are oftern bad: PATH=/apath:$PATH type of thing cause diplicate.
Thanks to the authors of: $ awk '!x[$0]++' and the author of: $ joinargs() { (local IFS="$1"; shift && echo "$*") } and others, we can have a fast Linux or android. IMPORTANT if you find a priority order problem in PATH you can push a path directory to the front without duplication as follows: $ PATH=/bin:$PATH then ... Check duplication with: $ echo $PATH|tr : '\n'|sort|uniq -d Finally do a very neat line by line list of $PATH: $ echo "${PATH//:/$'\n'} The speed up is very noticeable for android, and builds on Linux Ubantu are much faster with make and scripts. I will update the command on request. Timothy from SONY

Find the package that installed a command

generate 30 x 30 matrix
or $ od /dev/urandom -w60 -An|sed 's/ ..../ /g'|head -n 30 (this one lacks digits 8 and 9)

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