Unix CLI Command Repository

I just found the Command Line Fu command repository via reddit.com. Tons of very useful commands for a variety of tasks.

For those that might not be a *nix sysadmin, you’re missing the joy of firing off scripts from the command line that can do an extraordinary amount of work in a short amount of time. I was a veritable hero early in my career when I was able to help a client replace a copyright string in some 5000 files and create backups with this one:

find . -type f -name '*.html' | xargs grep -l '©' | xargs perl -pi.bak -e 's/©1997/©1999/g'

Or something like that.

Regardless, the client was amazed and happy that one could work such magic in just a few minutes and the content in the Command Line Fu repository looks chock full of opportunities to amaze folks with your wizardry.

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