This one command will fetch and display the latest sensex figure in Linux. This command basically downloads a
page, locates a specific line, and then extract just the necessary portion from it. I am sure you could find other uses for this method.
curl -s "http://money.rediff.com/money/jsp/markets_home.jsp" |grep '
'|head -n1|perl -pe 's/^.+\">([\d\,\.]+)<\/TD>.+$/\1/i;'
Show the headers of an URL using Curl
curl http://example.com -I
Find the meaning of a word from dict using curl. System must be online for this to work.
Using PHP’s Curl functions even if the net is accessible only thru a proxy. This is the only way
curl can be used if you use GoDaddy’s hosting.
ch = curl_init("http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories");
curl_setopt(ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false);
curl_setopt( ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt(ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, "http://192.168.0.15:80");
curl_setopt( ch, CURLOPT_PROXYPORT, 80);
//curl_setopt (ch, CURLOPT_PROXYUSERPWD, "username:password");
data = curl_exec (ch);