Commands using sed (1,184)


  • -4
    ls -l | sed -e 's/--x/1/g' -e 's/-w-/2/g' -e 's/-wx/3/g' -e 's/r--/4/g' -e 's/r-x/5/g' -e 's/rw-/6/g' -e 's/rwx/7/g' -e 's/---/0/g'
    luishka · 2010-01-31 22:41:02 4
  • This version works on Mac (avoids grep -P, adding a sed step instead, and invokes /usr/bin/perl with full path in case you have another one installed). Still requires that you install perl module HTML::Entities ? here's how: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=640489


    7
    define(){ local y="$@";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Eo '<li>[^<]+'|sed 's/^<li>//g'|nl|/usr/bin/perl -MHTML::Entities -pe 'decode_entities($_)';}
    gthb · 2010-01-30 13:08:03 1

  • 0
    echo $(echo $(seq $MIN $MAX) | sed 's/ /+/g') | bc -l
    Abiden · 2010-01-29 16:41:07 0

  • 1
    sed -i 's/^\(somestring\)/#\1/' somefile.cfg
    educatux · 2010-01-28 16:56:38 0
  • Comment out all lines in a file with "somestring" in the beginning. Sed -i is used for in place edits. Useful if you need to comment out lines beginning with somestring


    0
    sed -i '/^somestring/ s/^/#/' somefile.cfg
    tuxtutorials · 2010-01-28 16:48:34 2
  • xargs deals badly with special characters (such as space, ' and "). To see the problem try this: touch important_file touch 'not important_file' ls not* | xargs rm Parallel https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/ does not have this problem.


    -1
    ls -t1 | sed 1d | parallel -X rm
    unixmonkey8046 · 2010-01-28 12:28:18 0
  • xargs deals badly with special characters (such as space, ' and "). To see the problem try this: touch important_file touch 'not important_file' ls not* | xargs rm Parallel https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/ does not have this problem.


    4
    grep -rl oldstring . | parallel sed -i -e 's/oldstring/newstring/'
    unixmonkey8046 · 2010-01-28 08:44:16 0

  • 0
    grep -E '^(cn|mail):' file.ldif | sed -e 's/^[a-z]*: //'
    linuxnetbook · 2010-01-27 22:29:02 0

  • -1
    find . -maxdepth 1 -type f| xargs sha1sum | sed 's/^\(\w*\)\s*\(.*\)/\2 \1/' | while read LINE; do mv $LINE; done
    foremire · 2010-01-25 20:21:01 8
  • ** Replace the ... in URLS with: www.census.gov/genealogy/www/data/1990surnames Couldn't fit in 256 Created on Ubuntu 9.10 but nothing out of the ordinary, should work anywhere with a little tweaking. 5163 is the number of unique first names you get when combine the male and female first name files from. http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/data/1990surnames/names_files.html Show Sample Output


    0
    paste -d "." <(curl http://.../dist.female.first http://.../dist.male.first | cut -d " " -f 1 | sort -uR) <(curl http://..../dist.all.last | cut -d " " -f 1 | sort -R | head -5163) | tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]" | sed 's/$/@test.domain/g'
    connorsy · 2010-01-21 19:52:28 0
  • This command will play back each keystroke in a session log recorded using the script command. You'll need to replace the ^[ ^G and ^M characters with CTRL-[, CTRL-G and CTRL-M. To do this you need to press CTRL-V CTRL-[ or CTRL-V CTRL-G or CTRL-V CTRL-M. You can adjust the playback typing speed by modifying the sleep. If you're not bothered about seeing each keypress then you could just use: cat session.log Show Sample Output


    0
    (IFS=; sed 's/^[]0;[^^G]*^G/^M/g' <SessionLog> | while read -n 1 ITEM; do [ "$ITEM" = "^M" ] && ITEM=$'\n'; echo -ne "$ITEM"; sleep 0.05; done; echo)
    jgc · 2010-01-20 16:11:32 2

  • -1
    watch -n 7 -d 'uptime | sed s/.*users?, //'
    matthewbauer · 2010-01-17 18:45:52 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


    -2
    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
  • Combines a few repetitive tasks when compiling source code. Especially useful when a hypen in a file-name breaks tab completion. 1.) wget source.tar.gz 2.) tar xzvf source.tar.gz 3.) cd source 4.) ls From there you can run ./configure, make and etc. Show Sample Output


    -1
    wtzc () { wget "$@"; foo=`echo "$@" | sed 's:.*/::'`; tar xzvf $foo; blah=`echo $foo | sed 's:,*/::'`; bar=`echo $blah | sed -e 's/\(.*\)\..*/\1/' -e 's/\(.*\)\..*/\1/'`; cd $bar; ls; }
    oshazard · 2010-01-17 11:25:47 0

  • 2
    echo -e "swap=me\n1=2"|sed 's/\(.*\)=\(.*\)/\2=\1/g'
    axelabs · 2010-01-16 22:01:37 0

  • 6
    mwiki () { blah=`echo $@ | sed -e 's/ /_/g'`; dig +short txt $blah.wp.dg.cx; }
    oshazard · 2010-01-16 07:13:43 0
  • A way not so simple but functional for print the command for the process that's listening a specific port. I got the pid from lsof because I think it's more portable but can be used netstat netstat -tlnp Show Sample Output


    0
    port=8888;pid=$(lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp | grep ":$port"|tr -s " " | cut -d" " -f2); ps -Afe|grep "$pid"|grep --invert-match grep | sed "s/^\([^ ]*[ ]*\)\{7\}\(.*\)$/\2/g"
    glaudiston · 2010-01-11 17:49:22 4
  • This command will shorten any URL the user inputs. What makes this command different is that it utilizes 5 different services and gives you 5 different outputs: is.gd, bit.ly, u.nu, geekology.co.za, and tinyurl. curl -s http://tinyurl.com/create.php?url=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(http:\/\/tinyurl.com\/[a-z0-9][a-z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | uniq ; curl -s http://bit.ly/?url=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(shortened-url" value="http:\/\/bit.ly\/[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | sed -n 's/.*\(http:\/\/bit.ly\/[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | uniq ; curl -s http://geekology.co.za/shortii/create.php?u=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(http:\/\/geekology.co.za\/[a-z0-9][a-z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | uniq ; curl -s http://u.nu/unu-api-simple?url=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(http:\/\/u.nu\/[a-z0-9][a-z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | uniq ; curl -s http://is.gd/api.php?longurl=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(http:\/\/is.gd\/[a-z0-9][a-z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | uniq echo ""


    0
    curl -s http://tinyurl.com/create.php?url=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(http:\/\/tinyurl.com\/[a-z0-9][a-z0-9]*\).*/\1/p' \ | uniq ; curl -s http://bit.ly/?url=$1 \ | sed -n 's/.*\(shortened-url"...............
    o0110o · 2010-01-11 01:11:27 4
  • To see only earthquakes for today, add another pipe to egrep "`date '+%Y/%m/%d'`" Show Sample Output


    1
    lynx --width=200 --dump 'http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/San_Francisco_eqs.htm'|sed -ne '/MAG.*/,/^References/{;s/\[[0-9][0-9]*\]//;1,/h:m:s/d;/Back to map/,$d;/^$/d;/^[ \t][ \t]*[3-9]\.[0-9][0-9]*[ \t][ \t]*/p; }'|sort -k1nr
    KevinM · 2010-01-08 20:52:28 0
  • sed extract every nth line. Generic is: sed -n 'STARTPOSITION,${p;n;*LINE}' foo where n;*LINE = how many lines. thus p;n;n; is "for every 3 lines" and p;n;n;n;n; is "for every 5 lines" Show Sample Output


    1
    sed -n '1,${p;n;n;}' foo > foo_every3_position1; sed -n '2,${p;n;n;}' foo > foo_every3_position2; sed -n '3,${p;n;n;}' foo > foo_every3_position3
    oshazard · 2010-01-08 04:19:59 0
  • I needed to add a line to my crontab from within a script and didn't want to have to write my own temporary file. You may find you need to reload the crond after this to make the change take effect. e.g.: if [ -x /sbin/service ] then /sbin/service crond reload else CRON_PID=`ps -furoot | awk '/[^a-z]cron(d)?$/{print $2}'` if [ -n "$CRON_PID" ] then kill -HUP $CRON_PID fi fi The reason I had CRON_HOUR and CRON_MINS instead of numbers is that I wanted to generate a random time between midnight & 6AM to run the job, which I did with: CRON_HOUR=`/usr/bin/perl -e 'printf "%02d\n", int(rand(6))'` CRON_MINS=`/usr/bin/perl -e 'printf "%02d\n", int(rand(60));'`


    -1
    crontab -l | sed -e '$G;$s-$-'"$CRON_MINS $CRON_HOUR"' * * * /usr/bin/command >/dev/null 2>&1-' | crontab -
    JohnGH · 2010-01-07 11:00:05 0

  • 6
    for k in `git branch|sed s/^..//`;do echo -e `git log -1 --pretty=format:"%Cgreen%ci %Cblue%cr%Creset" "$k"`\\t"$k";done|sort
    unixmonkey7740 · 2010-01-06 18:35:29 0
  • the sql command lpad and rpad using sed for lpad, invert the &_ with _&: ls / | sed -e :a -e 's/^.\{1,15\}$/_$/;ta' Show Sample Output


    0
    ls / | sed -e :a -e 's/^.\{1,15\}$/&_/;ta'
    glaudiston · 2010-01-06 17:22:01 0
  • the sed way to print a linhe with 50 hyphens


    0
    echo - | sed -e :a -e 's/^.\{1,50\}$/&-/;ta'
    glaudiston · 2010-01-06 17:18:15 1
  • sed already has an option for editing files in place and making backup copies of the old file. -i will edit a file in place and if you give it an argument, it will make a backup file using that string as an extension.


    2
    sed -i.bak 's/old/new/g' file
    deltaray · 2010-01-06 17:04:05 0
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