Get a filename only list of files in a folder

To get a list of all files in a folder without path, you can use the following snippet:

Example result:

Prefix files: If you want to prefix files, you can use the same command too:

Example result:


Convert linefeeds for all files in a folder (CRLF to LF)

If you are working in teams using different operating systems, it could happen, that you get files with unsuitable linefeeds in it. For me as a Linux user the bad guys are normally CRLF’s (Carriage Return and Line Feed @see To just convert the CRLF’s in a single file to LF you can use the […]

Batch resize images with ImageMagic

Recently I had to reduce the size of many images for uploading  them to a website. Unfortunately I didn’t find any tool like IrfanView on Ubuntu, which I’ve used for such problems in my Windows days. But there is a much smarter way to batch resize images on Linux. You simply can use the convert command from […]

Flatten directory structure

Recently I brought a mp3 player that wasn’t able to shuffle the track through all folders. That’s why I had to bring all tracks to the root directory of the player (flatten directory structure). I did it with the following command, that flattens the whole structure by searching all files in the structure and copying […]

Recursively set permissions

To change the permissions of all files and / or folders insight the current folder recursively you can run one of  the following command:

All options can be found on

Recursively assign ownership to files and folders

To change the ownership of all files and folders with a certain group and / or user insight the current folder recursively you can run the following command:

This way you can set the owning group and / or user.

Export image file statistics to csv

To get a CSV export of all image files with name, last access date, last change date, last modification date and filesize in byte in a folder including all subfolders, you can use this linux command:

or separated by tabs:

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