Commands by tomwsmf (3)

  • This is a quick line to stream in the latest offerings of your favorite netcasts/podcasts. You will need to have a file named netcast.txt in the directory you run this from. This file should have one and only one of your netcast's/podcst's url per line. When run the line grabs the offering on the top of the netcast/podcast stack and end it over , quietly, to vlc. Since I move around computers during the day I wanted an easy way to listen to my daily dose of news and such without having to worry about downloading to whatever machine I am on. This is just a quick grab and stream of whats current. Future plans... have the list of netcasts be read from the web. possibly an rss or such. I use greader so there might be a way to use it as the source so as not to have to muck with multiple lists Show Sample Output


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    vlc --one-instance --playlist-enqueue -q $(while read netcast; do wget -q $netcast -O - |grep enclosure | tr '\r' '\n' | tr \' \" | sed -n 's/.*url="\([^"]*\)".*/\1/p'|head -n1; done <netcast.txt)
    tomwsmf · 2009-03-03 04:26:01 2
  • This will play the audio goodness posted up on PlayTweets via twitter right form the ever loving cmdline. You do not even need a twitter account. I hashed this out in a bit of a hurray as the kids need to get to sleep....I will be adding a loop based feature that will play new items as they come in...after what your are listening to is over. http://twitter.com/playTweets for more info on playtweets Show Sample Output


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    vlc $(curl -s http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/18855500.rss|grep play|sed -ne '/<title>/s/^.*\(http.*\)<\/title/\1/gp'|awk '{print $1}')
    tomwsmf · 2009-03-02 05:36:19 9
  • Pump up the chatter, run this script on a regular basis to listen to your twitter timeline. This is a rough first cut using several cli clips I have spotted around. There is no facility to not read those things already read to you. This could also easily be put in a loop for timed onslaught from the chatterverse, though I think it might violate several pointsof the Geneva Convention UPDATE - added a loop, only reads the first 6 twits, and does this every 5 mins. Show Sample Output


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    while [ 1 ]; do curl -s -u username:password http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline.rss|grep title|sed -ne 's/<\/*title>//gp' | head -n 6 |festival --tts; sleep 300;done
    tomwsmf · 2009-02-20 20:20:21 5

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