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This command should be copy-pasted in Windows, but very similar one will work on Linux.
It uses wget and sed.
Tries to avoid the fragile nature of scrapers by looking for user-input in the output as opposed to markup or headers on the web site.
I is for headers only
s is for silence
curl -Is outputs ONLY headers the pipe and grep is to filter them to Modified only..
I used to use the Firefox "View page info" feature a lot to determine how stale the web page I was looking at was. Now that I use mostly Chrome I miss that feature, so here is a command line alternative using wget. The -S says to display the server response, the --spider says to not download any files/pages, just fetch the header. The output goes to stderr, so to grep it you use 2>&1 to combine the stderr stream with stdout, the pipe that to grep for Last-Modified.
You can use curl instead if you have it installed, like this:
curl --head -s http://osswin.sourceforge.net | grep Mod
A simple script for download all the MegaTokyo strips from the first to the last one
Gets the IP and sticks it into the middle-mouse-click buffer
This shell function uses wget(1) to show what site a shortened URL is pointing to, even if there are many nested shortened URLs. This is a great way to test whether or not the shortened URL is sending you to a malicious site, or somewhere nasty that you don't want to visit. The sample output is from:
No curl and no sed, just wget :)
This is just a "cut" addicted variant of the previous unixmonkey24730 command...
This uses wget instead of curl
useful to use after with the --load-cookies option of wget
- Where $URL is the URL of the file.
- Replace the $2 by $3 at the end to get a human-readable size.
Credits to svanberg @ ArchLinux forums for original idea.
Edit: Replaced command with better version by FRUiT. (removed unnecessary grep)
See man wget if you want linked files and not only those hosted on the website.
This example command fetches 'example.com' webpage and then fetches+saves all PDF files listed (linked to) on that webpage.
[*Note: of course there are no PDFs on example.com. This is just an example]
This will visit recursively all linked urls starting from the specified URL. It won't save anything locally and it will produce a detailed log.
Useful to find broken links in your site. It ignores robots.txt, so just use it on a site you own!