Opens up cached flash plugin video files(linux)

vlc $(for f in /proc/$(pgrep -f libflashplayer.so |head -n 1)/fd/*; do ;if $(file ${f} |grep -q "broken symbolic link to \`/tmp/FlashXX"); then echo ${f};fi;done)

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By: rtaycher
2012-08-07 08:04:56

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    mplayer $(ls -t /tmp/Flash*|head -1)
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    lsof -n -P|grep FlashXX|awk '{ print "/proc/" $2 "/fd/" substr($4, 1, length($4)-1) }'|while read f;do newname=$(exiftool -FileModifyDate -FileType -t -d %Y%m%d%H%M%S $f|cut -f2|tr '\n' '.'|sed 's/\.$//');echo "$f -> $newname";cp $f ~/Vids/$newname;done
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  • Brute force way to block all LSO cookies on a Linux system with the non-free Flash browser plugin. Works just fine for my needs. Enjoy. Show Sample Output


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    for i in ~/.adobe ~/.macromedia ; do ( rm $i/ -rf ; ln -s /dev/null $i ) ; done
    mhs · 2010-12-29 13:23:48 6

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