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Certain Flash video players (e.g. Youtube) write their video streams to disk in /tmp/ , but the files are unlinked. i.e. the player creates the file and then immediately deletes the filename (unlinking files in this way makes it hard to find them, and/or ensures their cleanup if the browser or plugin should crash etc.) But as long as the flash plugin's process runs, a file descriptor remains in its /proc/ hierarchy, from which we (and the player) still have access to the file. The method above worked nicely for me when I had 50 tabs open with Youtube videos and didn't want to have to re-download them all with some tool.
for music file of mp3.zing.vn
Using urandom to get random data, deleting non-letters with tr and print the first $1 bytes.
ctrl+v to see the result.
with a semicolon text file map, apply multiple replace to a single file
Same as previous but compatible with BSD/IPSO
Same as previous but without fugly sed =x
Capitalize first letter of each word in a string.
This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)
Using large wordlists is cumbersome. Using password cracking programs with rules such as Hashcat or John the ripper is much more effective. In order to do this many times we need to "clean" a wordlist removing all numbers, special characters, spaces, whitespace and other garbage. This command will covert a entire wordlist to all lowercase with no garbage.
Expand a URL, aka do a head request, and get the URL. Copy this value to clipboard.
Doesn't use shuf, its much faster with "shuf -n4" instead of sort -R
So I use OSX and don't have the shuf command. This is what I could come up with.
This command assumes /usr/share/dict/words does not surpass 137,817,948 lines and line selection is NOT uniformly random.
The first grep rejects capitalised words since the dict has proper nouns in it that you mightn't want to use. The second grep rejects words with ending in apostrophe s, and the third forces the words to be at least 15 characters long.
Pi also says hello world!