Commands by vincentp (4)

  • This command gives you the number of lines of every file in the folder and its subfolders matching the search options specified in the find command. It also gives the total amount of lines of these files. The combination of print0 and files0-from options makes the whole command simple and efficient. Show Sample Output


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    find . -name "*.sql" -print0 | wc -l --files0-from=-
    vincentp · 2009-06-22 17:45:03 8
  • Finds all corrupted jpeg files in current directory and its subdirectories. Displays the error or warning found. The jpeginfo is part of the jpeginfo package in debian. Should you wish to only get corrupted filenames, use cut to extract them : find ./ -name *jpg -exec jpeginfo -c {} \; | grep -E "WARNING|ERROR" | cut -d " " -f 1 Show Sample Output


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    find . -name "*jpg" -exec jpeginfo -c {} \; | grep -E "WARNING|ERROR"
    vincentp · 2009-06-03 22:08:48 5
  • wraps text lines at the specified width (90 here). -s option is to force to wrap on blank characters -b count bytes instead of columns


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    fold -s -w 90 file.txt
    vincentp · 2009-05-11 23:00:25 3
  • Find all corrupted jpeg in the current directory, find a file with the same name in a source directory hierarchy and copy it over the corrupted jpeg file. Convenient to run on a large bunch of jpeg files copied from an unsure medium. Needs the jpeginfo tool, found in the jpeginfo package (on debian at least).


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    for i in *jpg; do jpeginfo -c $i | grep -E "WARNING|ERROR" | cut -d " " -f 1 | xargs -I '{}' find /mnt/sourcerep -name {} -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I '{}' cp -f {} ./ ; done
    vincentp · 2009-05-07 00:30:36 2

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