Command template, executing a command over multiple files, outputing progress and fails only

find <dir> -name "<pattern>" | while read file; do echo -n .; output=$(<command>) || (echo ; echo $file:; echo "$output"; ); done
This is a command template for achiving the following: * loop over files --> find -name "" | while read file; do ...; done * output progress --> echo -n . * execute some command on each file and save output for later usage --> output=$() * if command failed, open subshell and echo newline --> || (echo;...;...;) * echo output of command --> echo "$output"
Sample Output

_func1                                                     112    74      -51%
_func2                                                     230    186     -24%
_func3                                                     230    186     -24%
_func1                                                     158    2      -7800%
_func2                                                     102    2      -5000%
_func3                                                     68     2      -3300%

By: Marco
2010-08-10 11:45:31

What Others Think

I used these templates many times and these are really useful. I am a student and I always need these type of stuff. Sometimes, it gets cool information like this one. I read this blog and it was really informative. You must read it if you are a student.
KennethIWilliams · 74 weeks and 5 days ago
Command template, executing a command over multiple files, outputting progress and fails only. A complete command is here which providing you rush-my-essay with multiple files. These files have all the code which you can easily use while you start to do work.
Salvaubbard · 58 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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