Commands by pepa65 (2)

What's this?

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

Share Your Commands


Check These Out

convert a mp4 video file to mp3 audio file (multiple files)

Generate Random Text based on Length
Random text of length "$1" without the useless cat command.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Parse compressed apache error log file and show top errors
credit shall fall to this for non-gzipped version: https://gist.github.com/marcanuy/a08d5f2d9c19ba621399

ssh tunnel with auto reconnect ability

Check every URL redirect (HTTP status codes 301/302) with curl

List all files/folders in working directory with their total size in Megabytes

Use Perl like grep
Much better alternatives - grep-alikes using perl regexps. With more options, and nicer outputs.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

using `!#$' to referance backward-word
expand to: cp /work/host/phone/ui/main.cpp /work/target/phone/ui/main.cpp !# The entire command line typed so far.


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: