[bash] Move and change directory (mv & cd)

In many cases when I move one or more files to a directory I want to change to that directory afterwards. I did a little search and found this discussion, which resulted in the following bash script function:

function mvcd () 
     num_of_files=$(($# - 1))
     for i in $(eval echo {1..$num_of_files})
         eval mv \${$i} \${$#}
     eval cd \${$#}


mkdir c
touch a.txt b.txt
mvcd a.txt b.txt c

[Linux] xclip command


The following command

echo "foo" | xclip -selection clipboard

will copy “foo” to you clipboard. Try pasting it elsewhere. The clipboard selection is the one used by Ctrl-C Ctrl-V commands. The default selection of xclip is the one used when you select text in linux (XA_PRIMARY).

A shorter version would be:

echo "foo" | xclip -sel c


You can also send the contents of the current clipboard to the terminal (useful for piping).

xclip -sel c -out


xclip -sel c -o

[Eclipse] Find all occurrences where a variable is written


Search all occurrences where a given variable is written (but not read) in a workspace, using Eclipse.


Search for current references (Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + G) and filter out occurrences by type using the menu illustrated in the image below. In this case, it’d probably suffice to check the ‘Read’ entry.


[1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9333634/find-all-assignments-to-variable

[Eclipse] Finding the opening bracket at a closing one


The method/loop you’re reading is very long and you after a while you see a lot of closing brakets and it’s difficult to tell to which opening bracket it matches to.


Place the cursor at the right of the closing bracket and use the following shortcut:

Ctrl + Shift + P

Or (for Mac)

Cmd + Shift + P

PS. In Eclipse 3.8 a new feature is expected to help in this task.


[1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1910836/show-function-statement-declaration-after-selecting-closing-brace-in-eclipse