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Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API

Terminal - Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API
cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext" --silent | sed "s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g" | less -R }
2011-11-08 12:21:06
User: hoodie
Functions: less sed
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Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API

just like the original - just colored and with less

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There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext"; }
curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext"
2010-08-23 20:25:13
User: potatoface
6

for me the above command didn't work for more than one argument but this one does

cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext" --silent | vim -R - }
2012-02-10 16:26:47
Functions: vim
4

Search for one/many words on commandlinefu, results in vim for easy copy, manipulation. The -R flag is for readonly mode...you can still write to a file, but vim won't prompt for save on quit.

What I'd really like is a way to do this from within vim in a new tab. Something like

:Tex path/to/file

but

:cmdfu search terms

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What others think

cmdfuless(){ local c l=`builtin printf %$((${COLUMNS:-80}-2))s`; until [[ -z ${1:-} ]]; do { echo -e "\n\n# $1 \n#${l// /=}"; curl -s "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext" | sed "1d;s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g"; } | command less -R; shift; done; }
Comment by AskApache 184 weeks and 1 day ago

I had to add a semi-colon before that last closing brace for this to work. ie:

4 cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext" --silent | sed "s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g" | less -R; }

Comment by batandwa 122 weeks ago

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