What is your favorite Linux script?

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  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    Just being nosy today... what are your favorite scripts, tweaks or mods that you have applied to servers or your OS within Linux?

    Should be interesting for a few of us to see what you Linux Pro's are up to.

  2. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    I've become rather pleased with my findls shell script.

    The Linux find command is very powerful and useful, but I found that I was typing variations of the same arcane commands a lot, so I made a script to simplify it.

    If I don't specify the directory, it uses the current directory, but I can specify one or more if I want.

    And I don't need to use the -name switch, I just list one or more filenames, with wildcards, that I want to find.

    And I don't have to use -exec grep searchtext {} + like I used to to search the files I find, I can just use -g searchtext.

    And pruning and maxdepth are supported. The order of the arguments is arbitrary. I add to it as I find additional features of find that I want to use.

    And if I don't trust my script but want to check and see what it's going to do, I just add -n and it'll show me the exact command it's going to execute when I up arrow and remove the -n.

    Cool, eh?

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