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Tag: CLI

Readline shortcuts: Ctrl-s and XOFF

And another contribution to my list of Readline keyboard shortcuts. This time it's a note by Joo Matos, pointing me to problems with the Ctrl-s shortcut. (It acts as a flow control character that pauses transmission on some terminals.) Read More »

Converting a Subversion repository to Git

I just used the instructions in this article by John Albin to archive an old svn project on my private machine. Read More »

Effective CLI habits

Just an example of some effective CLI magic that I copy/pasted into a draft aboutexactly a year ago. Can you see what's happening? I'm moving some selected files into a subdirectory. Read More »

Posting to WordPress via the command-line

In February I was interested in posting to WordPress from the command-line, a possibility that I enjoyed when I wanted to apply some CLI-magic to some of my MediaWiki installations in the past. Read More »

Command line mistakes

Here's a nice post by Vivek Gite about ten of his biggest command line mistakes. The comments are good too.

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Monitor the progress of Unix commands with Pipe Viewer (pv)

I just stumbled across the following post while trying to find out how to copy text from VIM using XSel without losing the selected text. It introduces Pipe Viewer, a Unix utility which is a kind of cat with a progress bar. Read More »

XSel, for command-line operations on X selections

Since I first learned that Windowmaker installs two command-line tools, wxcopy and wxpaste, to play around with X selections, I have wanted to be able to make and use X selections from my Bash shell. wxcopy and wxpaste never did what I expected them to do, so I gave up until recently I learned about all the different X selections. Read More »

Replacing the full contents of a Subversion working (sub)dir

The annoyances that I suffered earlier today during the upgrade of a WordPress plugin made me turn to my favorite text-editor to create a simple script, svn-replace-dir: Read More »

Dumping a bunch of MP3s as WAV files

I just used the following command for converting a directory with a bunch of MP3s to WAV. Does someone know a command that is shorter? I find mine a bit convoluted to say the least. Read More »

Tracking WordPress in a Subversion vendor branch

Two months prior to writing a script to upgrade MediaWiki installations using Subversion vendor branches, I wrote something similar for WordPress. It's a little bit more limited and should really incorporate some of the improvements made for the MediaWiki version, but it worked fine so far: Read More »