Commands tagged curl (206)

  • curl ifconfig.me/ip -> IP Adress curl ifconfig.me/host -> Remote Host curl ifconfig.me/ua ->User Agent curl ifconfig.me/port -> Port thonks to http://ifconfig.me/


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    curl ifconfig.me
    aajjk · 2010-04-21 13:10:33 10
  • Checks the Gmail ATOM feed for your account, parses it and outputs a list of unread messages. For some reason sed gets stuck on OS X, so here's a Perl version for the Mac: curl -u username:password --silent "https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom" | tr -d '\n' | awk -F '<entry>' '{for (i=2; i<=NF; i++) {print $i}}' | perl -pe 's/^<title>(.*)<\/title>.*<name>(.*)<\/name>.*$/$2 - $1/' If you want to see the name of the last person, who added a message to the conversation, change the greediness of the operators like this: curl -u username:password --silent "https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom" | tr -d '\n' | awk -F '<entry>' '{for (i=2; i<=NF; i++) {print $i}}' | perl -pe 's/^<title>(.*)<\/title>.*?<name>(.*?)<\/name>.*$/$2 - $1/' Show Sample Output


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    curl -u username:password --silent "https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom" | tr -d '\n' | awk -F '<entry>' '{for (i=2; i<=NF; i++) {print $i}}' | sed -n "s/<title>\(.*\)<\/title.*name>\(.*\)<\/name>.*/\2 - \1/p"
    postrational · 2009-09-07 21:56:40 10
  • Change Seville for your prefered city. Show Sample Output


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    curl wttr.in/seville
    nordri · 2016-08-28 09:43:38 9

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    curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2
    icco · 2009-03-23 19:58:10 8
  • This function displays the latest comic from xkcd.com. One of the best things about xkcd is the title text when you hover over the comic, so this function also displays that after you close the comic. To get a random xkcd comic, I also use the following: xkcdrandom(){ wget -qO- dynamic.xkcd.com/comic/random|tee >(feh $(grep -Po '(?<=")http://imgs[^/]+/comics/[^"]+\.\w{3}'))|grep -Po '(?<=(\w{3})" title=").*(?=" alt)';}


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    xkcd(){ wget -qO- http://xkcd.com/|tee >(feh $(grep -Po '(?<=")http://imgs[^/]+/comics/[^"]+\.\w{3}'))|grep -Po '(?<=(\w{3})" title=").*(?=" alt)';}
    eightmillion · 2009-11-27 09:11:47 11
  • Yeah I know it's been up here a million times, but this service is a really clean and nice one. Nothing but your IP address on it. Actually I was to write something like this, and noticed this on appspot... ;) Show Sample Output


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    curl ip.appspot.com
    ktoso · 2009-10-31 21:11:10 2
  • This function takes a word or a phrase as arguments and then fetches definitions using Google's "define" syntax. The "nl" and perl portion isn't strictly necessary. It just makes the output a bit more readable, but this also works: define(){ local y="[email protected]";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Po '(?<=<li>)[^<]+';} If your version of grep doesn't have perl compatible regex support, then you can use this version: define(){ local y="[email protected]";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Eo '<li>[^<]+'|sed 's/<li>//g'|nl|perl -MHTML::Entities -pe 'decode_entities($_)' 2>/dev/null;} Show Sample Output


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    define(){ local y="[email protected]";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Po '(?<=<li>)[^<]+'|nl|perl -MHTML::Entities -pe 'decode_entities($_)' 2>/dev/null;}
    eightmillion · 2010-01-29 05:01:11 5
  • A bash function might also be useful: dict() { curl dict://dict.org/d:$1; } Or if you want less verbose output: dict() { curl -s dict://dict.org/d:$1 | perl -ne 's/\r//; last if /^\.$/; print if /^151/../^250/'; } Show Sample Output


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    curl dict://dict.org/d:something
    HorsePunchKid · 2009-04-10 18:12:37 1

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    check(){ curl -sI $1 | sed -n 's/Location: *//p';}
    putnamhill · 2010-09-30 12:29:02 1

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    curl -u username -o bookmarks.xml https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all
    avi4now · 2009-04-06 13:54:15 3
  • An improvement of the original (at: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2872/update-twitter-via-curl) in the sense that you see a "from cURL" under your status message instead of just a "from API" ;-) Twitter automatically links it to the cURL home page. Show Sample Output


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    curl -u twitter-username -d status="Hello World, Twitter!" -d source="cURL" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
    MyTechieself · 2009-12-08 14:54:33 1
  • Required curl version >=7.21; using ~/.netrc for authorization


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    curl -n --ssl-reqd --mail-from "<[email protected]>" --mail-rcpt "<[email protected]>" --url smtps://smtp.gmail.com:465 -T file.txt
    mitry · 2010-10-03 15:44:53 16
  • Curl is not installed by default on many common distros anymore. wget always is :) wget -qO- ifconfig.me/ip


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    wget -qO- icanhazip.com
    SuperJediWombat · 2010-06-24 03:49:14 1
  • Retrieve the current stock price from Yahoo Finance. The output is simply the latest price (which could be delayed). If you want to look up stock for a different company, replace csco with your symbol. Show Sample Output


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    curl -s 'http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=csco&f=l1'
    haivu · 2009-05-04 08:13:59 11
  • Validates and pretty-prints the content fetched from the URL. Show Sample Output


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    curl -s "http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/json?count=5" | python -m json.tool | less -R
    keimlink · 2010-03-24 09:15:12 2

  • 11
    curl ifconfig.me
    dpoblador · 2010-10-09 08:12:26 0

  • 11
    curl -I http://localhost
    mniskin · 2011-01-02 14:19:30 0
  • They are using json now Show Sample Output


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    curl -s http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world | python -c 'import json,sys;obj=json.load(sys.stdin);print obj["world"]["population"]'
    mfr · 2013-07-27 08:00:10 0
  • Use `zless` to read the content of your *rss.gz file: zless commandlinefu-contribs-backup-2009-08-10-07.40.39.rss.gz Show Sample Output


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    curl http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/by/<your username>/rss|gzip ->commandlinefu-contribs-backup-$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S).rss.gz
    linuxrawkstar · 2009-08-10 12:43:33 0
  • Not my script. Belongs to mathewbauer. Used without his permission. This script gives a single line as shown in the sample output. NOTE: I have blanked out the IP address for obvious security reasons. But you will get whatever is your IP if you run the script. Tested working in bash. Show Sample Output


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    curl -s "http://www.geody.com/geoip.php?ip=$(curl -s icanhazip.com)" | sed '/^IP:/!d;s/<[^>][^>]*>//g'
    getkaizer · 2009-11-04 07:15:02 3

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    curl -s 'http://checkip.dyndns.org' | sed 's/.*Current IP Address: \([0-9\.]*\).*/\1/g'
    kulor · 2009-08-06 11:54:31 1
  • This will log your internet download speed. You can run gnuplot -persist <(echo "plot 'bps' with lines") to get a graph of it.


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    echo $(date +%s) > start-time; URL=http://www.google.com; while true; do echo $(curl -L --w %{speed_download} -o/dev/null -s $URL) >> bps; sleep 10; done &
    matthewbauer · 2009-09-19 21:26:06 0
  • Gets all kind of info, ifconfig.me rocks ... for just the ip addess you can use ifconfig.me or ifconfig.me/ip Show Sample Output


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    curl ifconfig.me/all
    pykler · 2012-05-16 18:22:28 0

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    urls=('www.ubuntu.com' 'google.com'); for i in ${urls[@]}; do http_code=$(curl -I -s $i -w %{http_code}); echo $i status: ${http_code:9:3}; done
    Code_Bleu · 2009-08-17 16:24:26 0
  • This function uploads images to http://omploader.org and then prints out the links to the file. Some coloring can also be added to the command with: ompload() { curl -F [email protected]"$1" http://omploader.org/upload|awk '/Info:|File:|Thumbnail:|BBCode:/{gsub(/<[^<]*?\/?>/,"");$1=$1;sub(/^/,"\033[0;34m");sub(/:/,"\033[0m:");print}';} Show Sample Output


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    ompload() { curl -# -F [email protected]"$1" http://ompldr.org/upload|awk '/Info:|File:|Thumbnail:|BBCode:/{gsub(/<[^<]*?\/?>/,"");$1=$1;print}';}
    eightmillion · 2009-11-07 20:56:52 1
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Resets your MAC to a random MAC address to make you harder to find.
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print the name of each package APT knows [matching a prefix]
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Verify MD5SUMS but only print failures
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Grab mp3 files from your favorite netcasts, mp3blog, or sites that often have good mp3s
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launch bash without using any letters
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Save your open windows to a file so they can be opened after you restart
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