Commands by atoponce (57)

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Fix subtitle timing (for .sub files)
Fix a microdvd (.sub) subtitle timing by making the phrases to appear 600 frames earlier.

Rename files in batch

Alert visually until any key is pressed
I learned a few things reading this command. But I did run into a few issues: 1. On systems that don't use GNU echo (e.g. macOS 10.14.5 Mojave), the e option may not be supported. In this case ANSI escape codes will echoed as text and the terminal will not flash, like this: \e[?5h\e[38;5;1m A L E R T Thu Jun 20 16:31:29 PDT 2019 2. Since the read command strips\ignores leading backslashes, if a user types the backslash character once in the loop, it will not break. Typing backslash twice in a loop will break as expected. 3. The foreground color is set to red (\e[38;5;1m) on every loop. This could be set once before we call while, and then reset once when the loop breaks. 4. Instead of resetting the foreground color when it breaks, the video mode is set back to normal (\e[?5l). This has the effect of leaving the terminal text red until it is manually reset. The alternative I'm proposing here addresses these issues. I tested it on macOS and Arch Linux.

Automator Bash script to create Clean zips in MacOS Finder without __MACOSX metadata
Finder compresses to ZIP but always includes extraneous metadata files (__MACOSX and .DS_Store) files and folders that may confuse other programs. One alternative is creating them and then editing the ZIP. This can work standalone or in an automator script accepting multiple selections (files or folders) and creating one zip per argument/selected file without that metada.

Pipe text from shell to windows cut and paste buffer using PuTTY and XMing.
Set up X forwarding in PuTTY, with X display location set to :0.0 Launch PuTTY ssh session. Launch Xming. Make sure that display is set to :0.0 (this is default). $ echo "I'm going to paste this into WINDERS XP" | xsel -i will insert the string into the windows cut and paste buffer. Thanks to Dennis Williamson at for sharing...

Isolate file name from full path/find output
Quick method of isolating filenames from a full path using expansion. Much quicker than using "basename"

Find the package that installed a command

Check disk I/O

Remove security limitations from PDF documents using ghostscript (for Windows)
#4345 also works under windows

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

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