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Terminal - Commands tagged api - 17 results
cmdfu(){ local t=~/cmdfu;echo -e "\n# $1 {{{1">>$t;curl -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext"|sed '1,2d;s/^#.*/& {{{2/g'>$t;vim -u /dev/null -c "set ft=sh fdm=marker fdl=1 noswf" -M $t;rm $t; }
2012-02-21 05:43:16
User: AskApache
Functions: echo rm sed vim
6

Here is the full function (got trunctated), which is much better and works for multiple queries.

function cmdfu () {

local t=~/cmdfu;

until [[ -z $1 ]]; do

echo -e "\n# $1 {{{1" >> $t;

curl -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext" | sed '1,2d;s/^#.*/& {{{2/g' | tee -a $t > $t.c;

sed -i "s/^# $1 {/# $1 - `grep -c '^#' $t.c` {/" $t;

shift;

done;

vim -u /dev/null -c "set ft=sh fdm=marker fdl=1 noswf" -M $t;

rm $t $t.c

}

Searches commandlinefu for single/multiple queries and displays syntax-highlighted, folded, and numbered results in vim.

cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext" --silent | vim -R - }
2012-02-10 16:26:47
Functions: vim
4

Search for one/many words on commandlinefu, results in vim for easy copy, manipulation. The -R flag is for readonly mode...you can still write to a file, but vim won't prompt for save on quit.

What I'd really like is a way to do this from within vim in a new tab. Something like

:Tex path/to/file

but

:cmdfu search terms
cmdfu(){ local TCF="/var/tmp/cmdfu"; echo " Searching..."; curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext" --silent > "$TCF"; vim -c "set filetype=sh" -RM "$TCF"; rm "$TCF"; }
cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext" --silent | sed "s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g" | less -R }
tpb() { wget -U Mozilla -qO - $(echo "http://thepiratebay.org/search/$@/0/7/0" | sed 's/ /\%20/g') | grep -o 'http\:\/\/torrents\.thepiratebay\.org\/.*\.torrent' | tac; }
2011-10-26 12:15:55
User: Bonster
Functions: echo grep sed wget
3

usage: tpb searchterm

example: tpb the matrix trilogy

This searches for torrents from thepiratebay and displays the top results in reverse order,

so the 1st result is at the bottom instead of the top -- which is better for command line users

wget -U Mozilla -qO - "http://thepiratebay.org/search/your_querry_here/0/7/0" | grep -o 'http\:\/\/torrents\.thepiratebay\.org\/.*\.torrent'
2011-04-15 15:01:16
User: sairon
Functions: grep wget
3

This one-liner greps first 30 direct URLs for .torrent files matching your search querry, ordered by number of seeds (descending; determined by the second number after your querry, in this case 7; for other options just check the site via your favorite web-browser).

You don't have to care about grepping the torrent names as well, because they are already included in the .torrent URL (except for spaces and some other characters replaced by underscores, but still human-readable).

Be sure to have some http://isup.me/ macro handy (someone often kicks the ethernet cables out of their servers ;) ).

I've also coded a more user-friendly ash (should be BASH compatible) script, which also lists the total size of download and number of seeds/peers (available at http://saironiq.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-shell-scripts-4-thepiratebayorg.html - may need some tweaking, as it was written for a router running OpenWrt and transmission).

Happy downloading!

wget -q -U "Mozilla/5.0" --post-file speech.flac --header="Content-Type: audio/x-flac; rate=16000" -O - "http://www.google.com/speech-api/v1/recognize?lang=en-us&client=chromium"
2011-03-08 13:39:01
User: sairon
Functions: wget
3

The FLAC audio must be encoded at 16000Hz sampling rate (SoX is your friend).

Outputs a short JSON string, the actual speech is in the hypotheses->utterance, the accuracy is stored in hypotheses->confidence (ranging from 0 to 1).

Google also accepts audio in some special speex format (audio/x-speex-with-header-byte), which is much smaller in comparison with losless FLAC, but I haven't been able to encode such a sample.

The command is too big to fit here. :( Look at the description for the command, in readable form! :)
2011-01-05 02:45:28
User: hunterm
Functions: at command
-6

Yep, now you can finally google from the command line!

Here's a readable version "for your pleasure"(c):

google() { # search the web using google from the commandline # syntax: google google query=$(echo "$*" | sed "s:%:%25:g;s:&:%26:g;s:+:%2b:g;s:;:%3b:g;s: :+:g") data=$(wget -qO - "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&q=$query") title=$(echo "$data" | tr '}' '\n' | sed "s/.*,\"titleNoFormatting//;s/\":\"//;s/\",.*//;s/\\u0026/'/g;s/\\\//g;s/#39\;//g;s/'amp;/\&/g" | head -1) url="$(echo "$data" | tr '}' '\n' | sed 's/.*"url":"//;s/".*//' | head -1)" echo "${title}: ${url} | http://www.google.com/search?q=${query}" }

Enjoy :)

curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext"
2010-08-23 20:25:13
User: potatoface
6

for me the above command didn't work for more than one argument but this one does

curl -s "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?langpair=|en&v=1.0&q=`xsel`" |cut -d \" -f 6
wget -qO - "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?langpair=|zh-cn&v=1.0&q=`xsel`" |cut -d \" -f 6
wget -qO - "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?langpair=|en&v=1.0&q=`xsel`" |cut -d \" -f 6
2010-06-04 17:20:17
User: fain182
Functions: cut wget
5

Uses google api to translate, you can modify the language in which translate modifying the parameter "langpair=|en", the format is language input|language output.

instapaper-add(){ curl -s -d username="$1" -d password="$2" -d url="$3" https://www.instapaper.com/api/add; }
2010-03-21 23:01:38
User: matthewbauer
0

Adds URL to Instapaper.

Usage:

instapaper-add user@example.com 12345 http://www.commandlinefu.com/

curl -s "http://www.google.com/ig/api?weather=New%20York" | sed 's|.*<temp_f data="\([^"]*\)"/>.*|\1|'
2010-02-08 23:06:48
User: matthewbauer
Functions: sed
-1

Will return temperature in Fahrenheit of a location (New York City in example).

Uses a Google API.

curl -s https://www.google.com/accounts/ClientLogin -d Email=$email -d Passwd=$password -d service=lh2 | grep Auth | sed 's/Auth=\(.*\)/\1/'
curl -u twitter-username -d status="Hello World, Twitter!" -d source="cURL" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
2009-12-08 14:54:33
User: MyTechieself
Tags: twitter curl api
12

An improvement of the original (at: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2872/update-twitter-via-curl) in the sense that you see a "from cURL" under your status message instead of just a "from API" ;-) Twitter automatically links it to the cURL home page.

cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext"; }