Commands by o6291408 (12)

  • You can use this on your session login.


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    VBoxManage startvm "name"
    o6291408 · 2009-05-05 13:23:26 1
  • You can use this in a script which rotates wallpapers from a directory at each login.


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    gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename <path_to_image>
    o6291408 · 2009-04-29 11:19:29 1
  • Do you have an entire album in a unique file and want to split it in individual tracks? If you also have the cue file you can do it! Packages for Debian-based systems users: * cuetools shntool * FLAC (.flac): flac * WavPack (.wv): wavpack * Monkey's Audio (.ape): libmac2 monkeys-audio (deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main) NOTE: "sid" packages are unstable, but I didn't have problems with them. If you prefer, use the "stable" version repository. To transfer the tags, you can use this (works with .flac, .ogg and .mp3): cuetag sample.cue split-track*.flac Show Sample Output


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    cuebreakpoints <cue file> | shnsplit -o <lossless audio type> <audio file>
    o6291408 · 2009-04-29 10:42:57 0
  • The title is optional. Options: -t: expire time in milliseconds. -u: urgency (low, normal, critical). -i: icon path. On Debian-based systems you may need to install the 'libnotify-bin' package. Useful to advise when a wget download or a simulation ends. Example: wget URL ; notify-send "Done"


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    notify-send ["<title>"] "<body>"
    o6291408 · 2009-04-29 10:05:20 5
  • Start screen in detached mode, i.e., already running on background. The command is optional, but what is the purpose on start a blank screen process that way? It's useful when invoking from a script (I manage to run many wget downloads in parallel, for example).


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    screen -d -m [<command>]
    o6291408 · 2009-04-28 12:35:25 7
  • Sometimes Firefox crashes or is bad finished and the message the process is still running appear while it's not. This also works when you sharing account from a NIS server and try to open the browser on multiple computers.


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    rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile_dir>/.parentlock
    o6291408 · 2009-04-28 12:15:58 2
  • This command is useful when you want to install the same packages on another fresh OS install for example. To do that, use: sudo dpkg --set-selections < LIST_FILE Show Sample Output


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    dpkg --get-selections > LIST_FILE
    o6291408 · 2009-03-28 17:45:29 5
  • Packages: gmailfs fuse-utils libfuse2 gvfs-fuse Config files: /etc/gmailfs/gmailfs.conf; ~/.gmailfs.conf (make a copy from the another one) Unmount: fusermount -u /mount/path/ /etc/fstab (Optional): none /mount/path/ gmailfs noauto,user[,username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD,fsname=VOLUME] 0 0 NOTES: - The options between [] are optional since they already setuped on the config files. - The '-p' flag shows a prompt for the password entry. - It's necessary to add the user to the 'fuse' group. You can do that with: sudo chgrp fuse /dev/fuse and sudo usermod -a -G fuse USER - The volume name is not needed but highly recommended to avoid file corruption. Also choose a non-trivial name. - Google doesn't approve the use of Gmail account other than e-mail purposes. So, I recommend the creation of a new account for this.


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    mount.gmailfs none /mount/path/ [-o username=USERNAME[,password=PASSWORD][,fsname=VOLUME]] [-p]
    o6291408 · 2009-03-28 13:00:47 1
  • To install a theme use: sudo firefox -install-global-theme /path/to/theme You can get the .xpi or .jar file from the versions history on the add-on/theme page. NOTE: may not work in your system (Debian-based is an example).


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    sudo firefox -install-global-extension /path/to/add-on
    o6291408 · 2009-03-28 11:11:12 1
  • Not so useful. Just a cool feature.


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    mplayer -vo aa <video file>
    o6291408 · 2009-03-28 10:01:56 5
  • The download content part. NOTE: the '-c' seems to not work very well and the download stuck at 99% sometimes. Just finish wget with no problem. Also, the download may restart after complete. You can also cancel. I don't know if it is a wget or Rapidshare glitch since I don't have problems with Megaupload, for example. UPDATE: as pointed by roebek the restart glitch can be solved by the "-t 1" option. Thanks a lot.


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    wget -c -t 1 --load-cookies ~/.cookies/rapidshare <URL>
    o6291408 · 2009-03-28 09:13:35 2
  • 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).


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    wget --save-cookies ~/.cookies/rapidshare --post-data "login=USERNAME&password=PASSWORD" -O - https://ssl.rapidshare.com/cgi-bin/premiumzone.cgi > /dev/null
    o6291408 · 2009-03-28 09:12:02 3

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