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Created by Dr. Xi on March 28, 2011 11:11:33    Last update: March 28, 2011 11:13:21
grep is a versatile command with many variations (grep, egrep, fgrep, then various implementations). It uses a regula expression (regex) pattern to filter input. But then there are basic and extended flavors of regex - leading to even more confusion. And, beware that there are lots of bad examples of regex in the wild... There are two critical questions to ask when you use grep: which grep implementation are you using? what is the flavor of the regex? Here are some examples for gnu grep v2.7: # Find all numbers (no decimal point), basic regex... Use the -o flag to show only the matching part instead of the whole matching line: grep -o -E '\b[0-9]{2}\b' The good thing about the gnu grep is that it...
Created by woolf on February 10, 2011 12:51:14    Last update: February 10, 2011 13:06:11
Windows command line shell does not come with a sleep command. One trick is to emulate sleep using the ping command: C:\>ping /? Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count... To sleep for about 5 seconds: @rem make sure to ping a non-existing IP, otherwis... If you have the Windows Resource Kit installed, it does provide a sleep command: C:\>sleep Usage: sleep time-to-sleep-in-s...
Created by voodoo on July 11, 2009 15:14:55    Last update: July 29, 2010 22:45:48
cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax. The main purpose and use for cURL is to automate unattended file transfers or sequences of operations. It's really easy to see HTTP headers with curl: C:\>curl --head http://www.google.com HTTP/1.0 ... or, headers and page together (dump headers to stdout): $ curl --dump-header - http://www.google.com HTTP/... Download openssl from openssl.org: curl http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.6m.... C:\>curl --help Usage: curl [options...] <url> ...