Tag Archives: scripting

Tool tips: Find

The find utility is so useful for automation that it deserves a special mention on its own. I will not attempt to cover all of its features, only the ones that I use on a daily basis. I typically use find for two purposes: To create a list of files matching some search terms. To […]

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Better living through automation, pt. 3: Shell Scripting: Becoming a Wizard

Using just the shell and the coreutils, it is possible to write commands which wrangle massive amounts of files, translate data into the format you want, etc. But what if you want to take things to the next level? This is where scripting comes in. You can write scripts which are capable of performing a […]

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