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watch -t -n1 'date "+%r %F %A"'
2011-02-16 03:05:48
User: oracular
Functions: watch
Tags: date clock watch

Shows a simple clock in the console

-t param removes the watch header

Ctrl-c to exit

find . -iname "*.jpg" -print0 | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' | xargs -0 cp --backup=numbered -dp -u --target-directory {location} &
2009-12-10 08:47:04
User: oracular
Functions: cp find tr xargs

Use if you have pictures all over the place and you want to copy them to a central location


Find jpg files

translate all file names to lowercase

backup existing, don't overwrite, preserve mode ownership and timestamps

copy to a central location

ffmpeg -i input.mov -b 4096k -vcodec msmpeg4v2 -acodec pcm_u8 output.avi
2009-10-21 05:44:31
User: oracular

Convert those .mov files that your digital camera makes to .avi

Adjust the bitrate (-b) to get the appropriate file size. A larger bitrate produces a larger (higher quality) .avi file and smaller bitrate produces a smaller (lower quality) .avi file.

Requires ffmpeg (see man page for details)

(tested with canon camera MOV files)

Other examples:

ffmpeg -i input.mov -sameq -vcodec msmpeg4v2 -acodec pcm_u8 output.avi ffmpeg -i input.mov -b 1024k -vcodec msmpeg4v2 -acodec pcm_u8 output.avi
arecord -q -f cd -r 44100 -c2 -t raw | lame -S -x -h -b 128 - `date +%Y%m%d%H%M`.mp3
2009-09-25 05:32:52
User: oracular
Functions: arecord cd

record audio notes or meetings

requires arecord and lame

run mp3gain on the resulting file to increase the volume / quality

ctrl-c to stop recording