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 search your youtube history from the command line in ?

So I eventually found that the personal Youtube search url is at:

A nice ui no doubt but I need to get at from the command line...

To avoid breaking the URI we must ensure the query text is url encoded so:

urlencode() {
    # urlencode <string>
    local length="${#1}"
    for (( i = 0; i < length; i++ )); do
        local c="${1:i:1}"
        case $c in
            [a-zA-Z0-9.~_-]) printf "$c" ;;
            *) printf '%%%02X' "'$c"

with that:

#youtube history command
    urlencode | google-chrome "'${*//[$'\t\r\n ']}'&restrict=ytw"

p.s. all these go in a dotfile say at ~/Dotfiles/.functions and then sourced via:

$source ~/Dotfiles/.functions

so to look up the legendary session "Willy Wonka of Containers - Jessie Frazelle"

I need only type:

$yth Willy Wonka

And I instantly achieve container nirvana at #ContainerCamp.



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