Commands by sharfah (46)

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Get your commandlinefu points (upvotes - downvotes)
This will calculate the your commandlinefu votes (upvotes - downvotes). Hopefully this will boost my commandlinefu points.

finding more large files

Protect directory from an overzealous rm -rf *
Forces the -i flag on the rm command when using a wildcard delete.

Find broken symlinks and delete them
This command is adapted from http://otomaton.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/find-broken-symbolic-links/ Solutions with $ find -L don't work when the link is a loop, an error message is printed.

How to pull out lines between two patterns
This command will display all lines between 2 patterns: word-a and word-b useful for grepping command outputs from file

Find the package that installed a command

Nice weather forecast on your shell
Change Seville for your prefered city.

Pipe STDOUT to vim
The hyphen tells vim to open from STDOUT - saves having to create temporary files.

Single use vnc-over-ssh connection
This command 1. SSH into a machine 2. Tunnels VNC port to your local computer ("-L 5900:localhost:5900") 3. Runs a single use vnc server ("x11vnc -safer -localhost -nopw -once -display :0") 4. Goes into the background ("-f") 5. Runs VNC viewer on the local computer connecting to the remote machine via the newly created SSH tunnel ("vinagre localhost:5900")

SVN Status log to CSV
Note you have also the --xml option ;)


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