02 Jun

This command fetches a web page, converts it to text and shows it.


lynx -dump http://www.example.com/

18 Oct

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;'