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Get a url, preview it, and save as text - with prompts

Terminal - Get a url, preview it, and save as text - with prompts
read -p "enter url:" a ; w3m -dump $a > /dev/shm/e1q ; less /dev/shm/e1q ; read -p "save file as text (y/n)?" b ; if [ $b = "y" ] ; then read -p "enter path with filename:" c && touch $(eval echo "$c") ; mv /dev/shm/e1q $(eval echo "$c") ; fi ; echo DONE
2010-07-13 22:36:38
User: LinuxMan
Functions: c++ echo eval less mv read touch
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Get a url, preview it, and save as text - with prompts

Thanks th John_W for suggesting the fix allowing ~/ to be used when saving a directory.

directions:

Type in a url, it will show a preview of what the file will look like when saved, then asks if you want to save the preview and where you want to save it. Great for grabbing the latest commandlinefu commands without a full web browser or even a GUI. Requires: w3m

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You can replace 'c' with '$(eval echo "$c")', then you can use ~/ as abbreviation.

Comment by John_W 264 weeks ago

@John_W Thanks for the advice, I modified the command with your suggestion and credited you in the description.

Comment by LinuxMan 263 weeks and 6 days ago

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