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Removing .git / .svn directories

Sometimes you have to remove directories from your VCS tool.

find . -name .svn -exec rm -rf {} \;

Listing affected directories

find . -name .svn -exec echo {} \;

Useful curl

Headers only

--head – performs HEAD http request (not GET).

curl --head https://www.wp.pl/

Content + headers

--get – performs GET request
-i – include headers

curl --get -i https://www.wp.pl/

Low bandwidth copy

So, you have to copy one directory into another on your server and you don’t want to kill the machine?

Instead of

cp -r master master_copy


rsync --bwlimit=30000 -av master/ master_copy/

The –bwlimit=KBPS switch is for limiting I/O bandwidth.

Grep with context

Small thing but extremely useful. Getting context with grep.

-C – Print num lines of leading and trailing context surrounding each match. The default is 2 and is equivalent to -A 2 -B 2. Note: no whitespace may be given between the option and its argument.

grep -C 5 file.txt