Commands using basename (17)

  • Used for moving stuff around on a fileserver


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    mv $1 $2 && ln -s $2/$(basename $1) $(dirname $1)
    svg · 2009-05-25 08:54:36 10

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    find /proc -user myuser -maxdepth 1 -type d -mtime +7 -exec basename {} \; | xargs kill -9
    sharfah · 2009-10-05 14:49:51 2
  • Useful if you have a list of images called 1 2 3 4 and so on, you can adapt it to rewrite it as 4 (in this example) 0-padded number. Show Sample Output


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    for i in ???.jpg; do mv $i $(printf %04d $(basename $i .jpg) ).jpg ; done
    carlesso · 2010-11-18 23:48:41 0
  • Lists a sample of all installed toilet fonts Show Sample Output


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    find /usr/share/figlet -name *.?lf -exec basename {} \; | sed -e "s/\..lf$//" | xargs -I{} toilet -f {} {}
    unixmonkey3987 · 2010-07-13 20:12:54 0

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    find /var/www/html/ -type f -mtime +30 -exec basename {} \;
    lv4tech · 2009-05-07 21:05:47 1
  • This command changes all filename and directories within a directory tree to unaccented ones. I had to do this to 'sanitize' some samba-exported trees. The reason it works might seem a little difficult to see at first - it first reverses-sort by pathname length, then it renames only the basename of the path. This way it'll always go in the right order to rename everything. Some notes: 1. You'll have to have the 'unaccent' command. On Ubuntu, just aptitude install unaccent. 2. In this case, the encoding of the tree was UTF-8 - but you might be using another one, just adjust the command to your encoding. 3. The program might spit a few harmless errors saying the files are the same - not to fear.


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    find /dir | awk '{print length, $0}' | sort -nr | sed 's/^[[:digit:]]* //' | while read dirfile; do outfile="$(echo "$(basename "$dirfile")" | unaccent UTF-8)"; mv "$dirfile" "$(dirname "$dirfile")/$outfile"; done
    Patola · 2009-08-24 21:24:18 0
  • Many times I give the same commands in loop to find informations about a file. I use this as an alias to summarize that informations in a single command. Now with variables! :D Show Sample Output


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    fileinfo() { RPMQF=$(rpm -qf $1); RPMQL=$(rpm -ql $RPMQF);echo "man page:";whatis $(basename $1); echo "Services:"; echo -e "$RPMQL\n"|grep -P "\.service";echo "Config files:";rpm -qc $RPMQF;echo "Provided by:" $RPMQF; }
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 16:46:01 3
  • Requires: curl xsel access to the internet(http://transfer.sh) This is an alias utilizing the transfer.sh service to make sharing files easier from the command line. I have modified the alias provided by transfer.sh to use xsel to copy the resulting URL to the clipboard. The full modified alias is as follows since commandlinefu only allows 255 characters: transfer() { if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then echo "No arguments specified. Usage:\necho transfer /tmp/test.md\ncat /tmp/test.md | transfer test.md"; return 1; fi if tty -s; then basefile=$(basename "$1" | sed -e 's/[^a-zA-Z0-9._-]/-/g'); curl --progress-bar --upload-file "$1" "https://transfer.sh/$basefile" |xsel --clipboard; else curl --progress-bar --upload-file "-" "https://transfer.sh/$1" |xsel --clipboard ; fi; xsel --clipboard; } Show Sample Output


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    transfer() { basefile=$(basename "$1" | sed -e 's/[^a-zA-Z0-9._-]/-/g');curl --progress-bar --upload-file "$1" "https://transfer.sh/$basefile"|xsel --clipboard;xsel --clipboard ; }
    leftyfb · 2016-03-20 19:38:48 0
  • omit "> ~/Desktop/MyAppList`date +%s.txt`" if you don't want to print it to a file on your desktop and instead only want to display to console created and tested on: ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.6.3 BuildVersion: 10D573 Show Sample Output


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    find ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/. -name \*.ipa -exec basename {} \; | cut -d \. -f 1 > ~/Desktop/MyAppList`date +%s.txt`
    IsraelTorres · 2010-06-16 15:14:32 0

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    ffmpeg -i "concat:$(find . -name "*.mp3" | sort | tr '\n' '|')" -acodec copy ../$(basename $(pwd)).mp3 && mp3val -f ../$(basename $(pwd)).mp3
    unixmonkey56961 · 2013-05-12 20:18:47 0
  • Set variable 'input' to a set of flac files.


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    IFS=$(echo -en "\n\b"); input="/my/input/dir/*.flac"; mkdir -p $(dirname $f)/mp3; for f in $input; do ffmpeg -i $f -ab 196k -ac 2 -ar 48000 $(dirname $f)/mp3/$(basename "${f:0:${#f}-4}mp3"); done
    marminthibaut · 2013-08-02 19:45:38 0
  • Strips the audio track from a webm video. Use this in combination with clive or youtube-dl.


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    for file in "$@"; do name=$(basename "$file" .webm) echo ffmpeg -i $file -vn -c:a copy $name.ogg ffmpeg -i "$file" -vn -c:a copy "$name.ogg" done
    hoodie · 2013-10-05 14:49:07 2
  • Written on OSX after `brew install unrar coreutils`; presumably works on other unices with minimal modifications. Didn't test rars that actually have paths in them, just "flat" files. Won't include files in the rar starting with a dot.


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    function rar2zip { rar="$(grealpath "$1")"; zip="$(grealpath "${2:-$(basename "$rar" .rar).zip}")"; d=$(mktemp -d /tmp/rar2zip.XXXXXX); cd "$d"; unrar x "$rar"; zip -r "$zip" *; cd -; rm -r "$d"; }
    epistemenical · 2014-05-28 07:51:17 0
  • Full command: for f in input/*; do BN=$(basename "$f"); ffmpeg -i "$f" -vn "temp/$BN.flac"; sox "temp/$BN.flac" "temp/$BN-cleaned.flac" noisered profile 0.3; ffmpeg -i "$f" -vcodec copy -an "temp/$BN-na.mp4"; ffmpeg -i "temp/$BN-na.mp4" -i "temp/$BN-cleaned.flac" "output/$BN"; done This was over the 255 character limit and I didn't feel like deliberately obfuscating it. 1. Create 'input', 'output' and 'temp' directories. 2. Place the files that you want to remove the hiss/static/general noise from in the input directory. 3. Generate a noise reduction profile with sox using 'sox an_input_file.mp4 -n trim x y noiseprof profile', where x and y indicates a range in seconds that only the sound you want to eliminate is present in. 4. Run the command.


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    for f in input/*; do BN=$(basename "$f"); ffmpeg -i "$f" -vn "temp/$BN.flac"...
    samcamwilliams · 2015-03-01 02:48:19 0

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    basename /etc/environment
    cbarox · 2016-09-02 19:37:46 0
  • This shell function displays a list of binaries contained in an installed package; works on Debian based Linux distributions. Show Sample Output


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    binaries () { for f in $(dpkg -L "$1" | grep "/bin/"); do basename "$f"; done; }
    lordtoran · 2019-10-05 10:37:51 0
  • CHANGELOG Version 1.1 removedir () { echo "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=$(echo "$PWD" | sed 's/ /\\ /g'); foo=$(basename "$blah"); rm -Rf ../$foo/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; } BUG FIX: Folders with spaces Version 1.0 removedir () { echo "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=`basename $PWD`; rm -Rf ../$blah/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; } BUG FIX: Hidden directories (.dotdirectory) Version 0.9 rmdir () { echo "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD. Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=`basename $PWD`; rm -Rf ../$blah/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; } Removes current directory with recursive and force flags plus basic human check. When prompted type yes 1. [user@host ~]$ ls foo bar 2. [user@host ~]$ cd foo 3. [user@host foo]$ removedir 4. yes 5. rm -Rf foo/ 6. [user@host ~]$ 7. [user@host ~]$ ls bar Show Sample Output


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    removedir () { echo "Deleting the current directory $PWD Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=$(echo "$PWD" | sed 's/ /\\ /g'); foo=$(basename "$blah"); rm -Rf ../$foo/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; }
    oshazard · 2010-01-17 11:34:38 3

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