MST3K Episode List
Here's the current list of all Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes I have in my collection. Some are on DVD, some on VHS, and some in mpeg or avi format.
|Mitchell||???||Joe Don Baker, Linda Evans||Crime Drama/Comedy||Far too long||DVD|
|Overdrawn at the Memory Bank||???||Raul Julia||Science Fiction||00:00||DVD|
|Manos: Hands of Fate||???||Bad Actors||Horror? (I guess)||00:00||DVD|
|Santa Claus Conquers the Martians||???||Christmas||DVD|
Command Line Niftyness
Every so often I find a command that has some nifty feature that I didn't know about. I want to document those commands and their features here.
Finding the full pathname of a file
The 'readlink' command is used to get the name of the file that a symbolic link points to. Normally it sends the exact contents of the symlink to stdout, but with the '-f' option it will resolve the full path to the file and send that to stdout instead. Useful if you want to determine from within a script the full pathname of a file. An additional bit of niftyness is that this works on non-symlink files too as long as you pass the -f option.
I think that only the linux version of readlink does this. There is a standard C library function called realpath() that does the same thing.
posted at: 21:29 | path: /computers/linux | permanent link to this entry