Commands by brettalton (5)

  • (relies on 'imagemagick') Convert all .png files to .gif. This can also go the other way if you reverse the file extensions in the command, e.g.: for file in *.gif; do convert "$file" "$(basename $file .gif).png"; done If the file is named 'example1.png' it will be named 'example1.gif' when it is complete.


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    for file in *.png; do convert "$file" "$(basename $file .png).gif"; done
    brettalton · 2009-02-15 23:39:08 5
  • (relies on 'imagemagick') This command will convert all .pdf files in a directory into a 800px (wide or height, whichever is smaller) image (with the aspect ratio kept) .jpg. If the file is named 'example1.pdf' it will be named 'example1.jpg' when it is complete. This is a VERY worthwhile command! People pay hundreds of dollars for this in the Windows world. My .jpg files average between 150kB to 300kB, but your's may differ. Show Sample Output


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    for file in `ls *.pdf`; do convert -verbose -colorspace RGB -resize 800 -interlace none -density 300 -quality 80 $file `echo $file | sed 's/\.pdf$/\.jpg/'`; done
    brettalton · 2009-02-15 23:27:43 4
  • .daa is a non-standard disk image format that can not be read by any other program. This is how you can extract the files though. PowerISO binary for Linux: http://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-1.3.tar.gz "This is a free utility for linux which can extract, list, and convert image files (including ISO, BIN, DAA, and other formats). Type " poweriso -? " for detailed usage information. File Size: 278KB"


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    ./poweriso extract $USER/file.daa / -od $USER/file_extracted
    brettalton · 2009-02-15 23:19:40 0
  • In July 2008, there was an uproar over Foxconn motherboards feeding Linux installs incorrect ACPI information (http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=869249). Foxconn has gladly corrected their mistake, but make sure it's not happening on your motherboard! After running the command, just view the 'dsdt.dsl' in any editor you like. Show Sample Output


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    sudo aptitude -y install iasl && sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DSDT > dsdt.dat && iasl -d dsdt.dat
    brettalton · 2009-02-15 23:13:50 0
  • Use mencoder to concatenate (join) multiple video files together. Show Sample Output


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    mencoder -forceidx -ovc copy -oac copy -o output.avi video1.avi video2.avi
    brettalton · 2009-02-15 23:05:32 1

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