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  • 5 helpful aliases for using the which utility, specifically for the GNU which (2.16 tested) that is included in coreutils. Which is run first for a command. Same as type builtin minus verbosity alias which='{ command alias; command declare -f; } | command which --read-functions --read-alias' Which (a)lias alias whicha='command alias | command which --read-alias' Which (f)unction alias whichf='command declare -f | command which --read-functions' Which e(x)ecutable file in PATH alias whichx='command which' Which (all) alias, function, builtin, and files in PATH alias whichall='{ command alias; command declare -f; } | command which --read-functions --read-alias -a' # From my .bash_profile Show Sample Output

    alias whichall='{ command alias; command declare -f; } | command which --read-functions --read-alias -a'
    AskApache · 2010-11-18 03:32:04 5
  • Prints a string indicating whether a command is an alias, keyword, function, builtin, or file. I have used this in my BASH scripts to allow an external parameter to define which function to run, and ensure that it is a valid function that can indeed be run. Show Sample Output

    type -t $1
    bbbco · 2012-01-10 21:57:29 0
  • Please be careful while executing the following command as you don?t want to delete the files by mistake. The best practice is to execute the same command with ls ?l to make sure you know which files will get deleted when you execute the command with rm.

    find / -type f -name *.tar.gz -size +10M -exec ls -l {} \;
    0disse0 · 2010-06-29 12:39:02 2
  • print sum of disk usage for filetype within current dir and subdirs Show Sample Output

    find . -name '*.xml' -type f -print | xargs du -ch
    nathwill · 2011-03-22 00:47:42 0
  • The "type" builtin command is handy to find out what executable will be used if you issue a command. But on some distros, particularly when using /etc/alternatives, certain executables get buried under layers and layers of symbolic links and it becomes hard to find which one. If you put the above command in your .bashrc, it adds a "-c" option to the type command that will weed through the symbolic links and prints the actual file that will be executed. Show Sample Output

    type () { if [ "$1" = "-c" ]; then shift; for f in "$@"; do ff=$(builtin type -p "$f"); readlink -f "$ff"; done; else builtin type $typeopts "$@"; fi; }
    splante · 2011-04-07 18:57:51 0
  • Will find and list all core files from the current directory on. You can pass | xargs rm -i to be prompted for the removal if you'd like to double check before removal.

    find . -type f -regex ".*/core.[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]$"
    H3liUS · 2014-01-17 16:44:47 0

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    file file.txt
    lolssl · 2015-10-01 19:40:49 0
  • Prints the type of computer you have. I think this should be used more in distros and other applications because it is so easy to get. This can also be asked by tutorials as an easy way to get your base hardware. Some alternatives: sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name and sudo smbios-sys-info-lite | sed -n 's/^Product Name: *\(.*\)/\1/p' Show Sample Output

    cat /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/board_name
    matthewbauer · 2010-04-22 03:21:40 4

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