mv command with progress

When moving large files/directories, I would like to see the progress.

Idea for this is to use rsync with progress and remove source files. But that option does not remove the empty directories left behind so find command to delete that.

So, here is function for that:

mv-progress () 
    rsync -ah --progress --remove-source-files "$1" "$2";
    find "$1" -empty -delete

Highest disk usage of directory in subdirectories

I find myself doing this lot of times so thought will share this with you all. Basically, once I want to clear out the directory, I first want to find out the sub-directory using the maximum disk space so I wrote a function for that and here it is:


disk_usage_dirs () 
    find . -maxdepth 1 -type d -not -name '.' | while read line; do
        du -s "$line";
    done | sort -n | tail -${1:-5}

Some other posts you might find useful on this :

Disk usage by file type

Color disk usage on Fedora

Get disk usage for all the containers with python script

Send history of current host to some other host over ssh

Sometimes I want to save the history of current host on another host. This is to ensure that I can use copy/paste on other host to run the commands. To this, I found a simple solution –

history| ssh <user>@<host> 'cat - > /tmp/history'

And on the new host, you can find the history in file “/tmp/history”, cool :). Now I can quick edit this file to create this as shell script as well if required. How cool is that.