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let the cow suggest some commit messages for you

Terminal - let the cow suggest some commit messages for you
while true; do lynx --dump http://whatthecommit.com/ | head -n 1 | cowsay; sleep 2; done
2011-01-27 14:36:12
User: linuxswords
Functions: head sleep
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let the cow suggest some commit messages for you

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl -s http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt | cowsay
wget -qO- http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt | cowsay
2014-08-26 18:56:06
User: optyler
Functions: wget
1

No need to parse html page, website gives us a txt file :)

while true; do curl -s http://whatthecommit.com | perl -p0e '($_)=m{<p>(.+?)</p>}s' | cowsay; sleep 2; done

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What others think

Cow says nothing. Returns and empty speech bubble. head -n 2 works but adds extra line to the bubble.

Comment by rolle 235 weeks and 2 days ago

head -n 1 works on my machine, depends on lynx version

Comment by linuxswords 235 weeks and 2 days ago

works ok to me, cool!

Comment by alltry 235 weeks and 2 days ago

[12:34:26] peikko ~ $ lynx --version

Lynx Version 2.8.7rel.1 (05 Jul 2009)

libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 1.0.0, ncurses 5.7.20100109(wide)

Built on linux-gnu Jul 5 2010 17:07:29

I guess I have to update?

Comment by rolle 235 weeks and 1 day ago

According to the source code (https://github.com/ngerakines/commitment) you can use http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt to get the commit message in a pure text format.

Comment by adaven 227 weeks and 6 days ago

so you could do something like e.g.

wget -qO- http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt | cowsay
Comment by adaven 227 weeks and 6 days ago

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