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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Gruesome PDF to JPG converter script

Posted 03-28-2014 at 09:57 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-10-2014 at 01:11 PM by the dsc (fixing a bug)
Tags pdf

Requires gs, imagemagick, jpegoptim, cpulimit, and "coolloop" (or maybe not).

Has no options or anything.

You run it like: appropriate-filename portable-document-file-to-convert.pdf

The result will be:

appropriate-filename-001.jpg, appropriate-filename-002.jpg and so on.

So you don't add numbers or extension on the first parameter ($1). I guess it may not deal well with spaces...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 489 Comments 0 the dsc is offline

Pure-text de-truncator script, a work in progress

Posted 09-30-2012 at 02:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-30-2012 at 02:32 PM by the dsc
Tags epub, pdf, sed, truncated

Sometimes I want to quote some PDF on pure text, luckily enough it would have actual text rather than being an non-OCRed image, but often there's still the problem that the text on the PDF is truncated/formatted in a fake/dumb way, with actual "new lines" to break the page, which may not make the text completely unreadable when pasted in a text editor, but it's reasonably annoying, and may require quite some time to fix manually.

I'm trying to create a script or one-liner...
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Views 624 Comments 0 the dsc is offline

Fixing the annoying firefox' associations issue once and for all

Posted 08-19-2011 at 04:49 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Probably affects all gecko-derived browsers, like iceape, kazehakase, epiphany, namoroka, whatever. May be exclusively a KDE-derived problem though, I don't know.

Sometimes, for some reason, the system decides that you probably want to open downloaded PDFs, from iceweasel's/firefox' downloads window, with krita or gimp, programs that won't open PDFs at all. It's really confusing because you even have a correct, pdf-reader application set as default in other parts of the system (file...
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Views 8998 Comments 4 the dsc is offline


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