Friday, April 20, 2018

Mp3cut in Linux Arch

Install from Aur
$yaourt -S mp3cut

I downloaded a radioconcert from which I wanted to save a part from 8 minutes 49 seconds to 1 hour 11 minutes 42 seconds
Open terminal in the folder in which the file you want to cut (concert.mp3).
$mp3cut -t 00:08:49-01:11:42 concert.mp3
The output will be written as concert.out.mp3

Friday, April 6, 2018

Update issue Arch kfilemetadata4 libbaloo4

looking for conflicting packages...
:: poppler and poppler-qt4 are in conflict. Remove poppler-qt4? [y/N] y
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: kfilemetadata4: removing poppler-qt4 breaks dependency 'poppler-qt'


#pacman -R kfilemetadata4  libbaloo4

Saturday, February 17, 2018

list folder content by only directory names using the terminal

$ ls -d */
is the command that you need in the terminal that is opened in a certain folder to list only the sub-directory names and not the sub-directories content.
I use it for instance to make a text file to list music and ebook folders I have. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Okular breaks after KDE update solution rebuild qt5-styleplugins

This is the second time Okular doesn't function after a KDE update. Solution: qt5-styleplugins has to be rebuild.
$packer -S qt5-styleplugins
Simple enough if you know what to do.
Error message was:
qt5ct: using qt5ct plugin
Cannot mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x50900) with this library (version 0x50901)
Aborted (core dumped)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Webpush notifications in firefox - howto get rid of them

Visited a site and after that I got small notifications of that site while browsing on others. Never experienced that before; no new extensions that could explain it. This is the explanation :

You can choose whether or not to give permission* for a site to send you notifications by following these instructions:
  1. Click the Site Info button icon to bring up the Control Center.
  2. Click the menu next to Permissions and choose a notification option: Always Ask, Allow, or Block
*The strange thing that I never gave permission to do this on this site except for accepting cookies. 
You have to visit the site that annoys you and look at the top left next to the email address to find the I icon. Click on the I and then on the right arrow button and then on More Information at the bottom. Then you will see a few tabs and can you choose the permission tab and  change allow to block.

Friday, February 3, 2017

audacious wouldn't read my cue file

Sometimes you can be so lost with a simple problem.
What I should have done right away is look at the arch install page of Audacious-plugins There you see as optional dependencie libcue. Seem to have missed that installing audacious. so
#pacman -S libcue
ended my misery.
Ouch, all is well that ends well but  a pity for the time I lost so much time with this. Still stupid, or getting more stupid??

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to delete empty subfolders

Suppose you have a folder with a lot of empty subfolders; in fact you don't know in which folder is the content you are looking for.

One way  is to use a gui application baobab or qdirstat
But even then creating order in the chaos will be a tedious job.
Go in terminal to the main folder and do
$find . -type d -empty -delete

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