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Grab a list of MP3s out of Firefox's cache

Terminal - Grab a list of MP3s out of Firefox's cache
for i in `ls ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/Cache`; do file $i | grep -i mpeg | awk '{print $1}' | sed s/.$//; done
2010-04-11 23:14:18
User: TuxOtaku
Functions: awk file grep sed
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Grab a list of MP3s out of Firefox's cache

Ever gone to a site that has an MP3 embedded into a pesky flash player, but no download link? Well, this one-liner will yank the names of those tunes straight out of FF's cache in a nice, easy to read list. What you do with them after that is *ahem* no concern of mine. ;)

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Terminal - Alternatives
find ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/Cache -exec file {} \; | awk -F ': ' 'tolower($2)~/mpeg/{print $1}'
2010-04-19 06:59:55
User: sata
Functions: awk file find
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Grab a list of MP3s (with full path) out of Firefox's cache

Ever gone to a site that has an MP3 embedded into a pesky flash player, but no download link? Well, this one-liner will yank the *full path* of those tunes straight out of FF's cache in a clean list.

Shorter and Intuitive version of the command submitted by (TuxOtaku)

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I don't get how that's supposed to work. $i only contains the basename, not the absolute path and my Cache files are binary, and grep'ing the files doesn't put anything in nice rows for awk (tested on Ubuntu, with firefox 3.5.9)

Comment by rkulla 241 weeks and 2 days ago

Ok, I realized i didn't have any files that counted as MPEG, so forget what i said about $i, but i had some JPEG and all this the command did was list the filenames that were considered JPEG data, didn't extract any links or anything from them.

Comment by rkulla 241 weeks and 2 days ago

Actually, your command works fine. I interpreted the meaning wrong at first. It applies to other file types well too. For example, 'display 1B674CB2d01' shows the jpegs, fine, etc. Sorry about that.

Comment by rkulla 241 weeks ago

Here's how you can display your cached images:

feh $(for i in $(find ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/Cache); do file $i | grep -i 'jpeg\|png\|gif' | awk '{print $1}' | sed s/.$//; done)

You can easily adapt that to play all your mpegs, etc

Comment by rkulla 241 weeks ago

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