downloading folders from google drive.

I wanted to download some course material on RL shared by the author via Google drive using the command line.  I got a bunch of stuff using wget a folder in google drive was a challenge. I looked it up in SO which gave me a hint but no solution. I installed gdown using pip and then used: gdown --folder --continue if there are more than 50 files you need to use --remaining-ok and only get the first 50. In such a case its best to download using the folder using the UI and decompress locally. Decompressing from the command line created errors related to unicode but using the mac UI I decompressed without a glitch.

How to kill by name from the command line - ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu Tip

The pain

So I am working on coding a react and redux component and I have a tight loop spinning in chrome. Chrome becomes unresponsive and won't stop. Soon it will eat up all the system memory and cause my machine to grind to a halt. For some reason chrome rarely detects the rapid resource growth.

I used to open  a terminal and run

$ ps -A

to look up chrome's pid but chrome has many pids one for each window and ne per extension. My machine is slowing. I next try:

$ ps -A | grep chrome

this is better, I choose the first pid (I might have to scroll) and

$ kill -9 <pid>

And thing go back to normal. But I still haven't fixed the bug and  there has to be a better way...

The remedy

$ killall -9 chrome

and this kill all chrome processes - one command and no lookups copy pastes etc.


Probably nothing ubuntu 17.10 here ....


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