Bashing away

When using Ubuntu under Windows, the blue-on-green directory thing is because of the "OTHER_WRITABLE" flag because all NTFS directories meet that criteria, which is eye-searing. To fix, create ~/.dircolors with this content:


That will make it blue text on black with underlines.

Curl and Wget not happy with Let's Encrypt certs

If you try to use 'wget' or 'curl' to access a site protected by a Let's Encrypt cert, you get an error like:

curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate


sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/isrgrootx1.crt
sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/letsencryptauthorityx1.crt
sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/letsencryptauthorityx2.crt
sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/letsencryptx1.crt
sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/letsencryptx2.crt
sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/letsencryptx3.crt
sudo curl -o /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/letsencryptx4.crt
sudo dpkg-reconfigure ca-certificates

That seems to do the trick, in both 16.04 and 18.04 Ubuntu at any rate.

Find first file in each subdirectory?

find . -type d -exec sh -c 'find "{}" -maxdepth 2 -type f | grep ogg$ | sort | head -n 1' ";"

Now if I could just filter on .OGG files. The grep takes care of that, and the $ at the end of the grep input means "at the end of the string". No idea why it's pulling in duplicates for a lot (but not all) of the directories under Music\Library but whatever, it's a start. We can always de-dupe. Probably. Note the -maxdepth 2 is for running in the main Music\Library directory. Within a given artist, just use 1, I suppose it doesn't matter though. Using maxdepth 1 within an artist directory removes the dupes, using 2 returns the dupes, WHAT.

Ogg info - Vendor without the "Vendor: " part.

ogginfo "path/to/file.ogg" | grep Vend | sed -En "s/Vendor: //p"

Seems to get what I need.

Linux commands on Windows text files

Problem seems to be the line feed characters resulting in "No such file or directory". Sigh.

while IFS=$'\r' read -r -u 3 filepath; do ogginfo "$filepath" | grep Vend | sed -En "s/Vendor: //p" ; done 3< /mnt/e/Temp/FileList.txt


The -u 3 part (with corresponding 3 at the end) is to avoid stdin conflicts. It's the IFS string that really does the trick for us, though.