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I always forget this one and find all kinds of complex solutions on google. Also works great while piping data. ex. 'cat data | process-data | tr -d "\"" > processed-data-without-quotes'
Turns out smacie.com has a text file containing every single one of the borat quotes, each one on a newline. This makes it very convenient, as this can be done without any sed-parsing, and uses less bandwitdth!
Note that borate quotes are quite offensive, much more so than "fortunes-off"!
Just pulls a quote for each day and displays it in a notification bubble...
or you can change it a bit and just have it run in the terminal
wget -q -O "quote" https://www.goodreads.com/quotes_of_the_day;echo "Quote of the Day";cat quote | grep '“\|/author/show' | sed -e 's/<[a-zA-Z\/][^>]*>//g' | sed 's/“//g' | sed 's/”//g'; rm -f quote
I improved a bit on the original by only using sed and extracting the quote with a matching group.
Use -nE for sed on Mac OSX
Use -nr for sed on Linux.
Warning! The quotes from Borat are definitely offensive.
ls -Q will show the filenames in quotes. xargs -p rm will print all the filenames piped from ls -Q and ask for confirmation before deleting the files.
without the -Q switch, if we have spaces in names, then the files won't be deleted.