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Get all these commands in a text file with description.

Terminal - Get all these commands in a text file with description.
for x in `jot - 0 2400 25`; do curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/plaintext/$x" ; done > commandlinefu.txt
2009-07-23 12:04:02
User: satyavvd
Get all these commands in a text file with description.

I tried out on my Mac, jot to generate sequence ( 0,25,50,..), you can use 'seq' if it is linux to generate numbers, need curl installed on the machine, then it rocks.



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instead of jot, u can use seq

Comment by linuxswords 378 weeks and 5 days ago

Nice work , most of have would not have read the site API ;)

Comment by hemanth 378 weeks and 3 days ago

Nice work , most of them would not have read the site API ;)

Comment by hemanth 378 weeks and 3 days ago

How does it work with "seq"?

I don't have jot installed.

Comment by Neo23x0 378 weeks and 2 days ago

Ah - got it

for x in `seq 0 25 2400`; do curl "

Comment by Neo23x0 378 weeks and 2 days ago

And now we all hammer the tar out of the API. :)

Comment by jbroome 377 weeks and 1 day ago

It's really inconsiderate to hammer a site as quickly as you can; please don't do that. I suggest inserting "sleep 15; "

Comment by ger 377 weeks and 1 day ago

curl can do this all by itself:

curl -O http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/plaintext/[0-2400:25]

Afterwards, simply cat all the files! No jot, no seq.

Comment by Dynetrekk 376 weeks and 6 days ago

You can also use c-style for loops in bash:

for (( x=0; x<=2400; x+=25 )); do sleep 15; curl ...
Comment by dennisw 372 weeks and 6 days ago

Jeepers - I might have to put some capping on the API requests. Yes, a few selected "sleep" commands would be appreciated.

Comment by root 372 weeks and 1 day ago

Create a temp directory to hold all the files downloaded. Then

use "curl -O

Then run this in the same directory to concatenate all the files into one single text file:

"ls -1 | sort -n | while read mork ; do cat $mork >> commandlinefu.txt ; ls -ald $mork; done"

The "ls" command is just to give you something to look at while this runs...

Comment by SuperFly 369 weeks and 5 days ago

Hmm. Something got cut off. The curl command referenced is curl -O http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/plaintext/[0-2400:25], as suggested by Dynetrekk 7 weeks ago

Comment by SuperFly 369 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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