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XARGS Examples

The xargs command (by default) expects the input from stdin, and executes /bin/echo command over the input. The following is what happens when you execute… 162 more words

Commands

Ubuntu: convert an MKV to AVI

Meisha, just like me, is a fan of Tom and Jerry. I have a good collection of Tom and Jerry videos. The only problem was all those videos are in mkv format and she had to open her laptop to watch those videos every time. 87 more words

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Why `xargs head` print filename?

Given two files,
a.txt content is: A1, b.txt content is: B1

While execute printf "a.txt\nb.txt" | xargs head -1,

I hope it output… 82 more words

Linux

find command examples

Problem:
I needed to clean up after running tests

Solution:
Using find

$ tree
.
├── bin
│   └── hello
├── hello
│   ├── hello.py
│   └── __init__.py
├── requirements.txt
├── setup.py
└── tests
    ├── __init__.py
    └── test_hello.py

3 directories, 7 files
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xargs - possible uses

Xargs is one of those commands I have never used. Recently I was looking into how I can use them in the scripts I use on a daily basis. 211 more words

How To

Extract multiple tarballs

ls *.tar.gz | xargs -IH tar xvf H
ls *.tar.gz | xargs -n 1 tar xvf

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