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Hi, Everybody, Does anyone know if it is possible to use a console-based web browser (i.e. links or lynx) to render a page in the terminal, but then terminate immediately? ...
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- 01-15-2012 #1
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- Jan 2012
Linx / Lynx CLI output?
Does anyone know if it is possible to use a console-based web browser (i.e. links or lynx) to render a page in the terminal, but then terminate immediately? I basically want to pipe the output of a webpage to grep. I was thinking this also might be possible with curl or wget...As I said, I'm trying do the equivalent of cating a text file and piping it to grep, but with an HTML page.
Any insight would be appreciated.
- 01-15-2012 #2
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- May 2011
Tell wget to write to STDOUT (standard output, or more simply, the terminal screen) instead of writing to file, which is the default. use the -O (capital oh, not zero), followed by a dash (hyphen), e.g.:
wget -O - http://www.example.com
lynx -dump http://www.example.com
Last edited by atreyu; 01-15-2012 at 04:22 AM. Reason: lynx