Saving Flash

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Sun Nov 15 04:17:47 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-11-14 at 20:52 -0500, Marcel Rieux wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan
> <pocallaghan at> wrote:
> > However these methods don't always work. I seem to remember seeing sites
> > that unlink the /tmp file immediately after creating it. If that happens
> > you'd need to poke around in /proc/<pid-of-flash-player>/fd.
> The day you succeed in saving a flv file at the CBC, the BBC or any
> other place where the file does not readily appear in /tmp, you tell
> me. All the steps. I'll be glad to double-check.

Since I don't live in the UK or Canada, and hence cannot get access to
these streams, the question is moot.

BTW, if the stream doesn't appear in /tmp, have you tried "lsof|grep


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