Category Archives: Fun

Bash script to retrieve info about current playing track on ARM.FM

I am a big fan of ARM.FM.
Their playlist contains the freshest tracks in the dance music.
I wanted to keep track of the tunes I like the most, so I made a little script to update a file on my desktop with the name of the track currently playing.
Here is the script, you may use and/or modify it as you please.

## 1.0
## Keep track of the best tracks playing on
## It creates the file 'tracks' on your desktop
## Also, the file _output.html can be used on your site
## to display last 3 tracks played on ARM FM
curl -s -o _arm.txt
start_line=`grep -n 'current' _arm.txt | cut -f1 -d':'`
<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <td valign="top">
      <div style="width: 250px; margin: 20px 0px 0px 0px;">
        <div style="margin: 10px 0px 0px 0px;">
          <table cellspacing="0">
              <td style="padding: 10px;"></td>
echo $html_tag > _output.html
sed -n "$start_line,81p" _arm.txt >> _output.html
sed -i -e 's/<img src="\/tpl\/images\/dot.jpg">//g' _output.html
sed -n '2,2p' _output.html > _temp
sed -i -e 's/              <td valign="top" style="border: 1px solid #ccc; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding: 10px; font-size: 11px; color: #444"><b><font style="color: #900">//g' _temp
sed -i -e 's/<\/font><\/b><br> //g' _temp
sed -i -e 's/<br><\/td>//g' _temp
sed -i -e 's/  (current)/ - /g' _temp
artist=`cut -f1 -d '-' _temp`
track=`cut -f2 -d '-' _temp | sed 's/^ *//'`
echo $artist - $track >> $HOME/Desktop/tracks
rm _output.html _arm.txt _temp

How to remove Linux

I’ve just find out that Microsoft has an article on how to remove Linux and install Windows XP.

Pretty funny, huh?

Here’s the link:

Very nice pictures!

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