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Create a Twitter Archive – A PDF dump of all tweets from an account

I have 51 tweets in my @SubhashBrowser account. So, this command will create the Twitter dump. bash twitter-to-pdf.txt SubhashBrowser 51 Subhash TweetsToRSS must be running when you execute this command. You also need wkhtmltopdf and pdftk installed. The content of … Continue reading

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How to kill an application or process in Linux using BASH

The pkill command kills a named application but it does not work all the time. It can even when used with sudo. The good old kill command is the ultimate solution. Hence, I have use this alias in my .bashrc … Continue reading

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How to 2-pass custom-encode video files for portable MP4 video players using FFMPEG on Linux

I regularly download videos from YouTube using “Download Youtube video as MP4/FLV” Firefox plugin (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-youtube/), as I don’t have time to sit through them. I can watch these videos later when I am traveling. However, my portable media player is … Continue reading

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How to decrypt PDF with just the user password from Linux bash

Encrypted PDF documents can have two passwords – owner and user. Shortly after I wrote the article “How To Remove Passwords From PDF Documents Using Linux Bash Command Line” (https://vsubhash.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/how-to-remove-passwords-from-pdf-documents-using-linux-bash/), ICICI Bank changed its system so that they now sent … Continue reading

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How to download and listen to a podcast from bash terminal in Linux

Create a text file named podcast.txt in it, copy and paste this code in it, and save the file. Now, open Terminal and paste the command bash podcast.txt URL-OF-THE-MP3. Replace URL-OF-THE-MP3 with the URL of the podcast. You don’t have … Continue reading

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How to install Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference DVD in Linux

I have the 2012 version of Encylopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference DVD and it works only in Windoze. It can however be made to work in Linux with wine. The Britannica DVD also uses Adobe Flash. So, you need to then … Continue reading

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How to play Road Rash on Linux using Wine

It is no big deal if you have installed Wine on your Linux system. You can get the installer for the abandoned game from http://www.classic-gaming.net/game/251/ and run it using Wine. Animation showing Road Rash playing on Wine in Linux. The … Continue reading

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