Search for files and directories given text

grep -i -n -r 'Search string' /var/www/path/

Shows how many times is the search text in the text and returns the result in numbers.

cat access.log|grep 'Search string' | wc -l

Remove all .gz from /var/log/

find /var/log/ -name "*.gz" -type f -delete

Find and replace text in all files in a directory

find ./ -type f -exec sed -i 's/string1/string2/g' {} \;

find /var/log/ -type f -exec sed -i 's/string1/string2/g' {} \;

Unpack tar files

tar -xJfv file.tar.xz
tar -xvf file.tar.bz2


while true; do COMMEND; done

Nice example for “for” renaming files

shopt -s extglob
for A in *.mp3; do
   [[ $A != "$B" ]] && mv "$A" "$B"

Thanks konsolebox