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Fetch the current human population of Earth

Terminal - Fetch the current human population of Earth
curl -s http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world | awk -F'[:,]' '{print $7}'
2013-07-28 00:31:30
User: zlemini
Functions: awk
Fetch the current human population of Earth


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl -s http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world | python -c 'import json,sys;obj=json.load(sys.stdin);print obj["world"]["population"]'
2013-07-27 08:00:10
User: mfr
Functions: python
Tags: curl

They are using json now

curl -s http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world | jshon -e world -e population -u
2013-07-28 00:52:00
Tags: curl jshon

Fetches the world population JSON data from the US census and parses it uses jshon

perl -Mojo -E 'say g("http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world")->json->{'world'}{'population'};'
curl --silent http://www.census.gov/population/international/ | grep wclocknum | sed -r 's@^.*>([0-9,]+)<.*$@\1@'
2013-07-15 22:35:05
User: malathion
Functions: grep sed
Tags: curl

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Comment by michelsberg 121 weeks and 6 days ago

i just add date tu your command. its looks better.

[windows@localhost ~]$ date && curl -s http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world | awk -F'[:,]' '{print $7}'

mi? jul 31 10:07:27 CDT 2013


[windows@localhost ~]$

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