Commands by programmer (5)

  • Create a bash script to change the modification time for each file in 'files.txt' such that they are in the same order as in 'files.txt' File name for bash script specified by variable, 'scriptName'. It is made an executable once writing into it has been completed. Show Sample Output


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    scriptName="reorder_files.sh"; echo -e '#!/bin/sh\n' > "${scriptName}"; cat files.txt | while read file; do echo "touch ${file}; sleep 0.5;" >> "${scriptName}"; done; chmod +x "${scriptName}";
    programmer · 2016-04-19 11:52:00 4
  • Removing Course name prefix added Show Sample Output


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    ls *.pdf | while read file; do newfile="${file##CS749__}"; mv "${file}" "${newfile}"; done;
    programmer · 2016-04-19 11:06:43 11
  • Adding course name prefix to lecture pdfs Show Sample Output


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    ls *.pdf | while read file; do newfile="CS749__${file}"; mv "${file}" "${newfile}"; done;
    programmer · 2016-04-19 11:04:47 4
  • retrieve file names back from touch commands for them Show Sample Output


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    touch files.txt; cat reorder_files.sh | while read line; do x=`echo $line | sed 's/touch \([a-z0-9\.]\+.*.pdf\);.*/\1/'`; echo $x >> files.txt ; done;
    programmer · 2016-04-19 11:01:17 1
  • useful to find the list of dependencies Show Sample Output


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    jar -tf file.jar
    programmer · 2010-10-13 10:53:07 0

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