Commands by pibarnas (3)

  • Using "", which allow bash commands to be interpreted by sed scripts, I've embedded a sed script in another sed substitution, in case, the 4th line of the file at the end of the second one. Show Sample Output

    $ sed "2s/$/ $(sed -n '4p' sound.desktop)/" sound.desktop
    pibarnas · 2016-08-23 02:50:31 0
  • N: On the current line, sed will display it on pattern space, plus a \n (new line); but s/\n//: Will get rid of new line displayed on pattern space, joining the current line's end with the start of the next line Useful in scripts. Show Sample Output

    sed 'X{N;s/\n//;}' file.txt (where X is the current line)
    pibarnas · 2016-07-30 14:27:20 0
  • Using a for loop, rename all files with .MP3 extension to .mp3. Show Sample Output

    find . -type f -name *.MP3 -print0 | xargs -0 -i rename .MP3 .mp3 {}
    pibarnas · 2012-04-29 02:44:44 2

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