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Download files linked in a RSS feed

Terminal - Download files linked in a RSS feed
curl $1 | grep -E "http.*\.mp3" | sed "s/.*\(http.*\.mp3\).*/\1/" | xargs wget
2015-09-17 13:19:53
User: theodric
Functions: grep sed xargs
3
Download files linked in a RSS feed

The difference between the original version provided and this one is that this one works rather than outputting a wget error

Alternatives

There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl http://url/rss | grep -o '<enclosure url="[^"]*' | grep -o '[^"]*$' | xargs wget -c
2016-05-29 12:07:21
User: dakira
Functions: grep wget xargs
1

Neither of the others worked for me. This does.

wget -q -O- http://example-podcast-feed.com/rss | grep -o "<enclosure[ -~][^>]*" | grep -o "http://[ -~][^\"]*" | xargs wget -c
2013-09-24 12:38:08
User: talha131
Functions: grep wget xargs
0

This script can be used to download enclosed files from a RSS feed. For example, it can be used to download mp3 files from a podcasts RSS feed.

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What others think

Both regexes assume that there is only one matching link per line.

If that's the case then change "grep -E" to "grep -oE" and you can drop the sed clause entirely.

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grep -o, --only-matching

Print only the matched (non-empty) parts of a matching line, with each such part on a separate output line.

Comment by flatcap 117 weeks and 1 day ago

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