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A "Web 2.0" domain name generator and look for register availability

Terminal - A "Web 2.0" domain name generator and look for register availability
for domain in $(pwgen -1A0B 6 10); do echo -ne "$domain.com "; if [ -z "$(whois -H $domain.com | grep -o 'No match for')" ]; then echo -ne "Not "; fi; echo "Available for register"; done
2011-01-26 01:10:52
User: mariocesar
Functions: echo
A "Web 2.0" domain name generator and look for register availability

You would need pwgen installed first, on ubuntu you can get it by apt-get

sudo apt-get install pwgen


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What a fascinating command.

On Fedora, whois (jwhois) doesn't need the -H parameter.

I can tidy it up in a few ways: You don't need the -e option for echo. If you grep -q you don't need the subshell to hide the result. As you're only doing one thing in the 'if' statement, you can get rid of it. Also I shortened the variable name in the loop. Savings: about 25% :-)

for d in $(pwgen -1A0B 6 10); do echo -n "$d.com "; whois -H $d.com | grep -q 'No match for' || echo -n "Not "; echo "Available for register"; done
Comment by flatcap 217 weeks and 3 days ago

@flatcap True ! thanks for the enhancements :-)

Comment by mariocesar 217 weeks and 3 days ago

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