This repository is a collection of tiny utility scripts, patches and hacks.
These are mostly one-time scripts, very old and very specific. I doubt you'll be able to use them as-is. Until you update and tweak them to fit your needs.
And if by chance you fix some bugs or add new features, feel free to submit a pull request. I'll be happy to merge it.
The code here is generally poorly written. Either because my coding style has improved since I wrote them, or because I didn't bother to make the code elegant after I finished my first working iteration.
If for any reason one of these script get momentum, I'll consider moving it to a stand-alone and dedicated project. This already happened in the past with
cron, it helps me to keep my unreliable broadband access alive.
.m3uplaylist file and convert Ogg/Vorbis and Flac files to AAC.
Converts Avi files within the folder to compressed MP4/MP3 movies. Codecs parameters are adapted for tiny films taken with my cheap camera. This is VLC-based but older version were based on mplayer/mencoder.
Save a collection of files and directories into a Bzip2 compressed archive.
Crops big tiff files in the folder one by one. I wrote this script as a stupid but working workaround to ImageMagick which wasn't able to handle too many files at once (at least on my Mandriva 2005, it always crash after several files processed).
This script search and display all duplicate files within a folder structure.
Parse the KNewsTicker configuration file of the current logged user to extract feeds references. Then the script generate a OPML/XML file that can be imported to Akregator. Prerequisite: KNewsTicker and pyxml.
Transform a Kopete history XML file to an ASCII file. I’ve written this script to be able to copy and paste my chat with pals in e-mails.
osdir-slideshow.pybut designed to download Ogg archives of a french radio show thanks to wget.
Combined with a cron entry, this script scan a given folder and auto start downloading torrent files found in that folder. Based on mldonkey and wget.
Monitor how long my backup Dial-up modem is up per month.
Get a series of screenshots from well-known OSdir slideshows.
Let you assign an owner to an anonymous post in Phorum.
Convert old message format to new format (with the conversion of HTML tags to Phorum specific tags).
Migrate Phorum 3.x datas to a new empty e107 website. The destination e107 platform must be empty because this script copy Phorum id and don’t re-index database records.
Combined with cron, helps keep an eye on a running process.
More details at: http://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/08/qlc-effects-generator-led-panels/
Automate the mirroring of several external websites (both files and MySQL databases) thanks to
rsync. Then it make an incremental backup each day thanks to rdiff-backup and finally a snapshot each month. Here is the list of latest changes and detailed features.
Convert .xwd images taken with xvidcap to a series of .png images. I wrote this because mencoder can’t read xwd files.
More details at: http://kevin.deldycke.com/2012/09/zenphoto-wordpress-migration/
Moved to its own repository.
ubuntu-install.sh & osx-install.sh
Moved to a dedicated repository.
Unless otherwise noted, code in this repository is distributed under a GNU GPL2+ licence.
All the code here is provided as is and with no guarentee - back up your data first, I am not responsible for anything bad that happens to you as a result of using my hacks.
Kevin Deldycke. Find me at http://kevin.deldycke.com .