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Rename files in batch

When feeling down, this command helps
$ sudo apt-get install sl $ man sl

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. ;)

Store dirs to later be changed to independant of the last directory you were in. Also with managment tools.
Check out: help dirs help pushd help popd -- Cheers!

Mostly silent FLAC checking (only errors are displayed)
FLAC's built in integrity checks are far more useful then devising a scheme to use MD5 sum files. This will check all the FLAC in a directory and output only errors. Remove the "s" after the "t" and it will be somewhat verbose in the check.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Query Wikipedia via console over DNS

Extract audio stream from an video file using mencoder
This command extracts the audio stream of the video in $file and stores it in a file where the original suffix is changed to .mp3

Rename HTML files according to their title tag
The above one-liner could be run against all HTML files in a directory. It renames the HTML files based on the text contained in their title tag. This helped me in a situation where I had a directory containing thousands of HTML documents with meaningless filenames.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.


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