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Get a metascore from metacritic.com

Terminal - Get a metascore from metacritic.com
metascore(){ curl -s "http://www.metacritic.com/$@" | sed -rn 's|\t*<!-- metascore --><div id="metascore" class=".*">([^<]*)</div>|\1|p'; }
2010-03-18 21:49:13
User: matthewbauer
Functions: sed
Get a metascore from metacritic.com

This will fetch a metascore from metacritic.com.

It requires a url from metacritic without the http://www.metacritic.com/


metascore games/platforms/wii/supermariogalaxy


metascore tv/shows/marriageref


metascore video/titles/newmoon

Would be cool to use this in some sort of a graph.

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I really like this command, but I don't like how you kind of have to build the URL yourself, so I wrote a version that does a google search and presents the results in a selectable list. When you choose one, it grabs the score.

metacritic(){ typeset y="$@" PS3="Select a search result: " i;select i in $(curl -sAOpera "www.google.com/search?q=${y// /+}+site:metacritic.com"|grep -Eo 'http://www.metacritic.com/[^"]+');do curl -s "$i"|perl -ne '/id="metascore" class="[^"]+">([^<]+)/&&print "Score: $1\n"';break;done;}
Comment by eightmillion 265 weeks ago

If you can fit that into 255 characters you should submit it as an alternative: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/edit/0/5091

Comment by matthewbauer 265 weeks ago

You could also do something like:

metacritic(){ curl -s "$(curl -sAOpera "www.google.com/search?q=${@// /+}+site:metacritic.com"|grep -Eo 'http://www.metacritic.com/[^"]+' | head -n1)" | perl -ne '/id="metascore" class="[^"]+">([^<]+)/&&print "Score: $1\n"'; }

Which would not ask for a score but instead assume the first one.

Comment by matthewbauer 265 weeks ago

I had thought about doing that, but the search results aren't always that great. Plus, with the command returning only the score, you could be getting the score for something completely different and not know it.

Comment by eightmillion 264 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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