Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name

There is always a time when working with the CLI that you will want to find a set of files by name, such as all JPEG images. The `find` command lets you do this and more. Let's jump into the basic structure of a find command:

find starting-folder find-files action

The first word, find, is obviously the command itself. Starting-folder is the directory that you want to start looking ...

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Command line progress bar - a progress bar for dd

If you're using dd for making backups or shifting around data of an considerable size, a lack of progress bar can be annoying and leave you having to employ annoying hacks to try and get status on your data transfer.

The good news is that there is an open source command line progress bar called, aptly enough, bar, that can be used to give you a nice wget-esque progress ...

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The quickest way to keying an SSH login

If you read Peter's tutorial a while back on how to create an SSH key, you probably found it a little annoying that you had to sign in and out of your server multiple times to copy your key over and test it on a remote machine. Stop wasting any more time needlessly typing in your password to upload the key and let ssh-copy-id do it for you.

You ...

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