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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

Download from Rapidshare Premium using wget - Part 1

Terminal - Download from Rapidshare Premium using wget - Part 1
wget --save-cookies ~/.cookies/rapidshare --post-data "login=USERNAME&password=PASSWORD" -O - https://ssl.rapidshare.com/cgi-bin/premiumzone.cgi > /dev/null
2009-03-28 09:12:02
User: cammarin
Functions: wget
Download from Rapidshare Premium using wget - Part 1

In order to do that, first you need to save a cookie file with your account info. These commands do it (maybe you need to create the '.cookies' dir before). Also, you need to check the "Direct downloads" option on the Premium Zone >> Settings tab.

You need to do this once (as long you maintain the file or your Rapidshare Premium account).

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

Another way to get cookies from Firefox3' cookies file is described in

http://blog.schlunzen.org/2008/06/19/firefox-3-und-cookiestxt/ (in German)

The script is easy to understand and adapt.

Comment by roebek 429 weeks and 6 days ago

The command didn't work on my ubuntu machine.

Resolving ssl.rapidshare.com...

Connecting to ssl.rapidshare.com||:443... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 111,866 (109K) [text/html]

100%[==============================================================================================================================================================>] 111,866 163.09K/s

17:17:10 (162.61 KB/s) - `-' saved [111866/111866]

Cannot open cookies file `/home/ntheother/.cookies/rapidshare': No such file or directory

Comment by ntheother 428 weeks and 3 days ago

OK it worked after I created the directory

mkdir ~/.cookies
Comment by ntheother 428 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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