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Extract raw URLs from a file

Terminal - Extract raw URLs from a file
egrep -ie "<*HREF=(.*?)>" index.html | cut -d "\"" -f 2 | grep ://
2011-03-29 18:20:50
User: fanfani
Functions: cut egrep grep
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Extract raw URLs from a file

you can also use cut instead of awk. less powerful but probably faster. ;)

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Terminal - Alternatives
egrep -ie "<*HREF=(.*?)>" index.html | awk -F\" '{print $2}' | grep ://

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What others think

You can do the whole thing (more successfully even) with versions of grep that support PCRE (like GNU grep).

Compare:

curl -sAOpera "http://www.google.com/search?q=linux" | grep -Pio '(?<=href=['\''"])[^:]+://[^'\''"]+' curl -sAOpera "http://www.google.com/search?q=linux" | egrep -ie "<*HREF=(.*?)>" | cut -d "\"" -f 2 | grep ://
Comment by eightmillion 186 weeks and 1 day ago

Fails if the attributes do not use " characters as start/end tokens. Does not pick up any URLs in any attributes other than HREF, nor will it recognize relative URLs and change them to absolute URLs.

Comment by Mozai 144 weeks ago

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