Commands by technicalpickles (3)

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List of all vim features
The above output is for a custom compiled version of Vim on Arch Linux. Just a quick shell one liner, and presents a list of all the enabled and disabled (those prefixed with a '-') features.

Show the key code for keyboard events include the Fn keys
The keycodes are a result of pressing: Mute (Fn+F1) a

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

pipe output of a command to your clipboard
In turn you can get the contents of your clipboard by typing xsel by itself with no arguments: $ xsel This command requires you to install the xsel utility which is free

Find the package that installed a command

colorize comm output
It just colorizes the line based on if it has 0, 1 or 2 tabs at the beginning of the line. Won't work so well if lines already begin with tabs (too bad comm doesn't have an option to substitute \t for something else). Don't forget comm needs input files to be sorted. You can use a shortcut like this with bash: comm

Pronounce an English word using Merriam-Webster.com
The original was a little bit too complicated for me. This one does not use any variables.

Recursively remove 0kb files from a directory

find co-ordinates of a location
Alternative to http://commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6831/find-co-ordinates-of-a-location with $* instead of $1 so no need to quote multi-word locations

total text files in current dir


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