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Gets a random Futurama quote from /.

Terminal - Gets a random Futurama quote from /.
curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2
2009-03-23 19:58:10
User: icco
Functions: cut egrep
25
Gets a random Futurama quote from /.

Alternatives

There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
echo -e "HEAD / HTTP/1.1\nHost: slashdot.org\n\n" | nc slashdot.org 80 | egrep "Bender|Fry" | sed "s/X-//"
2009-07-30 19:15:07
Functions: echo egrep sed
5

slashdot.org webserver adds an X-Bender or X-Fry HTTP header to every response!

curl -Is slashdot.org | sed -n '5p' | sed 's/^X-//'
lynx -head -dump http://slashdot.org|egrep 'Bender|Fry'|sed 's/X-//'
curl -sI http://slashdot.org/ | sed -nr 's/X-(Bender|Fry)(.*)/\1\2/p'
2009-07-31 19:55:17
Functions: sed
0

I'm pretty sure everyone has curl and sed, but not everyone has lynx.

curl -Is slashdot.org | sed -ne '/^X-[FBL]/s/^X-//p'

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What others think

Sweet! I never knew those nuggets were buried in the header like that.

Comment by cbetts 401 weeks and 6 days ago

Great command - now added as to my .bashrc startup commands instead of a random reading of

fortune
Comment by root 401 weeks and 6 days ago

the cut command breaks quotes with a dash in them.

maybe something like

curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | sed 's/^..//'

Comment by unixmonkey743 401 weeks and 6 days ago

That is absolutely awesome.

Comment by Anonecho 401 weeks and 5 days ago
if [ -x "$(which fortune)" ] && [ $RANDOM -ge $((2 * $RANDOM )) ]; then fortune else curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2 #futurama fi
Comment by lucainvernizzi 401 weeks and 3 days ago

Slightly prettier version of lucainvernizzi's .bashrc command.

if [ -x "$(which fortune)" ] && [ $RANDOM -ge $((2 * $RANDOM )) ]; then fortune echo else curl -sI http://slashdot.org/ | sed -nr 's/X-(Bender|Fry):\ (.*)/\2\n\t$ fi
Comment by Karakh 374 weeks and 6 days ago

Ignore my last comment, the formatting buggered up. This is correct right:

if [ -x "$(which fortune)" ] && [ $RANDOM -ge $((2 * $RANDOM )) ]; then fortune echo else curl -sI http://slashdot.org/ | sed -nr 's/X-(Bender|Fry):\ (.*)/\2\n\t-\1\n/p' fi
Comment by Karakh 374 weeks and 6 days ago

ridiculous one liner to print mostly unique quotes form the slashdot header:

lastline=xxx; while true ; do line=$(curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2-) ; if [ `echo $lastline | grep -c $line" ` -lt 1 ] ; then echo $line ; lastline="$line" ; fi ; sleep $(expr $RANDOM / 1500) ; done | tee slashdot-lovesfuturama.log

"the cut command breaks quotes with a dash in them."

changing: cut -d \- -f 2

to: cut -d \- -f 2-

also fixes that.

Comment by septone 332 weeks and 4 days ago

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