Ten Cool Coreutils Commands

While a few commands, such as ‘cd’ are built directly into bash; many of the most important commands come from coreutils, a GNU package containing over a hundred commands. Some are the well known commands such as ‘ls’, ‘mv’ and ‘cat’. While there are some more obscure ones that are not always discovered because there […]

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Shell script for removing duplicate files

The following shell script finds duplicate (2 or more identical) files and outputs a new shell script containing commented-out rm statements for deleting them. You then have to edit the file to select which files to keep – the script can’t safely do it automatically!; echo “#! /bin/sh” > $OUTF; find “$@” -type f […]

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