Last Updated: January 28, 2019
· onepixelcitizen

Command Line Tips & Tricks



Zip a directory: <br>
- when making a backup of the site on the server for example -

tar -zcvf name_of_your_zip.tar.gz directory_to_zip/ 

Decompress and unpack the archive into the current directory:

tar -zxvf name_of_your_zip.tar.gz 

Zip multiple folders into separate zip's:

for i in */; do zip -r "${i%/}.zip" "$i"; done;

Remove all zip's:

rm -f *.zip

Remove all EXCEPT zip's:

rm -r !(*.zip)

Unzip all:

unzip \*.zip



List contents of the current directory in a nice way, by using a shortcut:


In your .bash_profile add an alias:

alias ll="ls -lahG"