Commands by shantanuo (25)

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Find
A lot of X applications accept --geometry parameter so that you can set application size and position. But how can you figure out the exact arguments for --geometry? Launch an application, resize and reposition its window as needed, then launch xwininfo in a terminal an click on the application window. You will see some useful window info including its geometry.

create dir tree
create tree of dir's in one command

Clone current directory into /destination verbosely
Copy every file from current directory to destination preserving modification time.

run shell with your commandlinefu.com's favourites as bash_history
This makes your commandlinefu.com's favorites appear as most recent commands in your history.

Disconnect telnet
You are stuck with testing a tcp port using telnet, and must kill the telnet session from another terminal... Or, press ctrl+5 and write close/quit to force the current connection to close..

extract plain text from MS Word docx files
Tested on MacOS X

Convert JSON to YAML
Requires installing json2yaml via npm: npm install -g json2yaml (can also pipe from stdin) Ref: https://www.npmjs.com/package/json2yaml

Turning off display
To turn off monitor: xset dpms force off To turn on, simply press a key, or move mouse/mousepad.

Do some learning...
compgen -c finds everything in your path.

Delete C style comments using vim


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