Monthly Archives: August 2008

Quick and dirty filename cleanup

In a follow on from my last post, I want to talk about replacing spaces with underscores. To do this you can use the tr command. From the man page tr will “Translate, squeeze, and/or delete characters from standard input, … Continue reading

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Bash scripting and files with spaces in them

I’ve decided to post this one as it’s one of those things that I have come across so often but each time I froget the solution. The problem arises when you are trying to script using the for command and … Continue reading

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HPR Episode on dvgrab

The episode I recorded about my last post has been posted on Hacker Public Radio.

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Archiving your DV tapes

I was listening to a podcast about archiving your data and I decided it was time to archive my Digital Video tapes. Good thing I did because although the oldest were only four (4) years old they were giving read … Continue reading

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Use a different email alias for every company you deal with.

I got a email from a chap in dell telling me of a 10% offer on notebooks. This was strange as I had not given them permission to send me promotional emails. To make matters worse me email address and … Continue reading

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