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backup all your commandlinefu.com favourites to a plaintext file

Terminal - backup all your commandlinefu.com favourites to a plaintext file
clfavs(){ URL="http://www.commandlinefu.com";wget -O - --save-cookies c --post-data "username=$1&password=$2&submit=Let+me+in" $URL/users/signin;for i in `seq 0 25 $3`;do wget -O - --load-cookies c $URL/commands/favourites/plaintext/$i >>$4;done;rm -f c;}
2009-09-30 16:43:08
User: suhasgupta
Functions: c++ wget
backup all your commandlinefu.com favourites to a plaintext file

Usage: clfavs username password num_favourite_commands file_in_which_to_backup


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Comment by FRUiT 290 weeks and 4 days ago

doesn't work

Comment by eastwind 290 weeks and 4 days ago

Hmm, how do I get this to work if I use OpenID to login?

PS, why is this tagged "c++"?

Comment by flatcap 290 weeks and 4 days ago

flatcap: not sure the following would work since i dont have an openid account, but if you want to try -

clfavs(){ URL="http://www.commandlinefu.com";wget -O - --save-cookies c --post-data "openid=$1&submit=Let+me+in" $URL/users/openid;for i in `seq 0 25 $3`;do wget -O - --load-cookies c $URL/commands/favourites/plaintext/$i >>$4;done;rm -f c;}

Usage: clfavs openid num_favourites_to_backup file_in_which_to_backup

Comment by suhasgupta 290 weeks and 4 days ago

For Mac users this doesn't work because there is no 'seq' available. Please follow the instructions on this link:


Comment by georgz 290 weeks and 4 days ago

is there a way not pass num_favourites_to_backup? if i dont know how many favorites i have?

Comment by bandie91 257 weeks and 5 days ago

The usage is:

clfavs username password num_of_favs destination_file

Comment by jaimerosario 197 weeks and 1 day ago

really awesome

Comment by Mahesh 69 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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