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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Psst. Open beta.

Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:

  • » The open beta is running a copy of the database that will not carry over to the final version. Don't post anything you don't mind losing.
  • » If you wish to use your user account, you will probably need to reset your password.
Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

Commands using aplay from sorted by
Terminal - Commands using aplay - 8 results
aplay -c 2 -f S16_LE -r 44100 /dev/urandom
f=220;echo "int s=16e3/$f;main(i){unsigned char v[s];read(0,v,s);for(;;)putchar(v[i%s]=(v[i%s]+v[++i%s])/2);}"|gcc -x c -&&./a.out</dev/urandom|aplay -d 2
2013-06-28 14:52:53
User: tehdog
Functions: aplay echo gcc
Tags: alsa sh gcc

outputs a f=220Hz guitar string sound (fifth string A)

needs ALSA

pronounce(){ xidel "http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/$*" -f "replace(css('.au')[1][email protected],\".*'([^']+)', *'([^']+)'.*\", '/audio.php?file=\$1&word=\$2')" -f 'css("embed")[1][email protected]' --download - | aplay -q;}
2013-04-18 13:03:16
User: BeniBela
Functions: aplay

Updated to the new version of the MW webpage (seems MW does not use cougar anymore, so the other commands do not work nowadays), and using Xidel to parse the page with a html parser instead regex.

Example usage:

pronounce onomatopoetic

I'm not sure how well Xidel works with binary streams (although it seems to work great in tests), so using wget to download the actual wav file might be safer, i.e.:

pronounce(){ wget -qO- $(xidel "http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/$*" -f "replace(css('.au')[1][email protected],\".*'([^']+)', *'([^']+)'.*\", '/audio.php?file=\$1&word=\$2')" -e 'css("embed")[1][email protected]') | aplay -q;}

Xidel is not a standard cli tool and has to be downloaded from xidel.sourceforge.net

tcpdump | aplay -c 2
2011-08-27 15:03:02
User: sxiii
Functions: aplay tcpdump

Outputs pseudo-random sounds to speakers (stereo mode because of -c 2) when there are any kind of network activity.

ssh [email protected] arecord - | aplay -
2011-01-31 16:49:45
User: mu_mind
Functions: aplay arecord ssh

Record off the microphone on a remote computer and listen to it live through your speakers locally.

pronounce(){ wget -qO- $(wget -qO- "http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/$@" | grep 'return au' | sed -r "s|.*return au\('([^']*)', '([^'])[^']*'\).*|http://cougar.eb.com/soundc11/\2/\1|") | aplay -q; }
2010-03-12 17:44:16
User: matthewbauer
Functions: aplay grep sed wget

The original was a little bit too complicated for me. This one does not use any variables.

arecord -f dat | ssh -C [email protected] aplay -f dat
tty > /dev/null 2>&1 || { aplay error.wav ; exit 1 ;}
2009-11-04 16:18:00
User: johnraff
Functions: aplay exit tty
Tags: shell script

If your script needs to be run in a terminal, this line at the top will stop it running if you absent-mindedly double-click the icon, perhaps intending to edit it. (Of course this won't help with scripts that run in the background.)