Commands tagged curl (206)

  • should be very consistent cause it's google :-)


    8
    curl -s ip.appspot.com
    tuxilicious · 2010-04-04 01:22:59 0
  • This bash function uses albumart.org to find the cover for an album. It returns an amazon.com url to the image. Usage: albumart [artist] [album] These arguments can be reversed and if the album name is distinct enough, it may be possible to omit the artist. The command can be extended with wget to automatically download the matching image like this: albumart(){ local x y="[email protected]";x=$(awk '/View larger image/{gsub(/^.*largeImagePopup\(.|., .*$/,"");print;exit}' <(curl -s 'http://www.albumart.org/index.php?srchkey='${y// /+}'&itempage=1&newsearch=1&searchindex=Music'));[ -z "$x" ]&&echo "Not found."||wget "$x" -O "${y}.${x##*.}";} Show Sample Output


    7
    albumart(){ local y="[email protected]";awk '/View larger image/{gsub(/^.*largeImagePopup\(.|., .*$/,"");print;exit}' <(curl -s 'http://www.albumart.org/index.php?srchkey='${y// /+}'&itempage=1&newsearch=1&searchindex=Music');}
    eightmillion · 2009-11-15 19:54:16 1

  • 7
    curl -s search.twitter.com | awk -F'</?[^>]+>' '/\/intra\/trend\//{print $2}'
    putnamhill · 2009-12-22 01:01:02 1
  • This version works on Mac (avoids grep -P, adding a sed step instead, and invokes /usr/bin/perl with full path in case you have another one installed). Still requires that you install perl module HTML::Entities ? here's how: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=640489


    7
    define(){ local y="[email protected]";curl -sA"Opera" "http://www.google.com/search?q=define:${y// /+}"|grep -Eo '<li>[^<]+'|sed 's/^<li>//g'|nl|/usr/bin/perl -MHTML::Entities -pe 'decode_entities($_)';}
    gthb · 2010-01-30 13:08:03 1
  • This shell function grabs the weather forecast for the next 24 to 48 hours from weatherunderground.com. Replace <YOURZIPORLOCATION> with your zip code or your "city, state" or "city, country", then calling the function without any arguments returns the weather for that location. Calling the function with a zip code or place name as an argument returns the weather for that location instead of your default. To add a bit of color formatting to the output, use the following instead: weather(){ curl -s "http://api.wunderground.com/auto/wui/geo/ForecastXML/index.xml?query=${@:-<YOURZIPORLOCATION>}"|perl -ne '/<title>([^<]+)/&&printf "\x1B[0;34m%s\x1B[0m: ",$1;/<fcttext>([^<]+)/&&print $1,"\n"';} Requires: perl, curl Show Sample Output


    7
    weather(){ curl -s "http://api.wunderground.com/auto/wui/geo/ForecastXML/index.xml?query=${@:-<YOURZIPORLOCATION>}"|perl -ne '/<title>([^<]+)/&&printf "%s: ",$1;/<fcttext>([^<]+)/&&print $1,"\n"';}
    eightmillion · 2010-02-10 01:23:39 8
  • Here is the full function (got trunctated), which is much better and works for multiple queries. function cmdfu () { local t=~/cmdfu; until [[ -z $1 ]]; do echo -e "\n# $1 {{{1" >> $t; curl -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext" | sed '1,2d;s/^#.*/& {{{2/g' | tee -a $t > $t.c; sed -i "s/^# $1 {/# $1 - `grep -c '^#' $t.c` {/" $t; shift; done; vim -u /dev/null -c "set ft=sh fdm=marker fdl=1 noswf" -M $t; rm $t $t.c } Searches commandlinefu for single/multiple queries and displays syntax-highlighted, folded, and numbered results in vim. Show Sample Output


    7
    cmdfu(){ local t=~/cmdfu;echo -e "\n# $1 {{{1">>$t;curl -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext"|sed '1,2d;s/^#.*/& {{{2/g'>$t;vim -u /dev/null -c "set ft=sh fdm=marker fdl=1 noswf" -M $t;rm $t; }
    AskApache · 2012-02-21 05:43:16 6

  • 7
    curl -C - -o partially_downloaded_file 'www.example.com/path/to/the/file'
    weldabar · 2012-11-05 17:14:16 2
  • Share your "now playing" Amarok song in twitter!


    6
    curl -u <user>:<password> -d status="Amarok, now playing: $(dcop amarok default nowPlaying)" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.json
    caiosba · 2009-06-14 02:42:34 1

  • 6
    curl http://www.phrack.org/archives/tgz/phrack[1-67].tar.gz -o phrack#1.tar.gz
    amaymon · 2009-08-21 10:14:25 0

  • 6
    eog `curl -s http://xkcd.com/ | sed -n 's/<h3>Image URL.*: \(.*\)<\/h3>/\1/p'`
    bluesman · 2010-08-31 13:23:21 0

  • 6
    curl -I -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate" http://example.org
    totti · 2011-08-16 10:32:01 0
  • I took matthewbauer's cool one-liner and rewrote it as a shell function that returns all the suggestions or outputs "OK" if it doesn't find anything wrong. It should work on ksh, zsh, and bash. Users that don't have tee can leave that part off like this: spellcheck(){ typeset [email protected];curl -sd "<spellrequest><text>$y</text></spellrequest>" https://google.com/tbproxy/spell|sed -n '/s="[1-9]"/{s/<[^>]*>/ /g;s/\t/ /g;s/ *\(.*\)/Suggestions: \1\n/g;p}';} Show Sample Output


    5
    spellcheck(){ typeset [email protected];curl -sd "<spellrequest><text>$y</text></spellrequest>" https://www.google.com/tbproxy/spell|sed -n '/s="[0-9]"/{s/<[^>]*>/ /g;s/\t/ /g;s/ *\(.*\)/Suggestions: \1\n/g;p}'|tee >(grep -Eq '.*'||echo -e "OK");}
    eightmillion · 2010-02-17 08:20:48 4
  • Use curl and sed to shorten an URL using goo.gl without any other api Show Sample Output


    5
    curl -s -d'&url=URL' http://goo.gl/api/url | sed -e 's/{"short_url":"//' -e 's/","added_to_history":false}/\n/'
    Soubsoub · 2010-10-01 23:20:08 2

  • 5
    curl -s http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt | cowsay
    adaven · 2011-03-20 17:30:25 0
  • curl(1) is more portable than wget(1) across Unices, so here is an alternative doing the same thing with greater portability. This shell function uses curl(1) to show what site a shortened URL is pointing to, even if there are many nested shortened URLs. This is a great way to test whether or not the shortened URL is sending you to a malicious site, or somewhere nasty that you don't want to visit. The sample output is from: expandurl http://t.co/LDWqmtDM Show Sample Output


    5
    expandurl() { curl -sIL $1 | grep ^Location; }
    atoponce · 2011-10-19 00:56:53 1

  • 5
    curl -u $USERNAME:$PASSWORD "http://dynupdate.no-ip.com/nic/update?hostname=$HOSTNAME"
    drerik · 2012-08-16 05:45:03 2

  • 5
    curl -s http://www.census.gov/popclock/data/population/world | awk -F'[:,]' '{print $7}'
    zlemini · 2013-07-28 00:31:30 2
  • Bash process substitution which curls the website 'hashbang.sh' and executes the shell script embedded in the page. This is obviously not the most secure way to run something like this, and we will scold you if you try. The smarter way would be: Download locally over SSL > curl https://hashbang.sh >> hashbang.sh Verify integrty with GPG (If available) > gpg --recv-keys 0xD2C4C74D8FAA96F5 > gpg --verify hashbang.sh Inspect source code > less hashbang.sh Run > chmod +x hashbang.sh > ./hashbang.sh


    5
    sh <(curl hashbang.sh)
    lrvick · 2015-03-15 21:02:01 2

  • 4
    curl http://domain.com/file.tar.gz | tar zx
    mkoga · 2009-03-24 04:41:09 1

  • 4
    curl --form username=from_twitter --form password=from_twitter --form [email protected]/path/to/image --form-string "message=tweet" http://twitpic.com/api/uploadAndPost
    baergaj · 2009-04-27 15:57:04 6
  • identica is an open source social networking and micro-blogging service. Based on Laconica, a micro-blogging software package built on the OpenMicroBlogging specification. http://identi.ca/


    4
    curl -u USER:PASS -d status="NEW STATUS" http://identi.ca/api/statuses/update.xml
    unixmonkey3754 · 2009-05-15 19:57:00 0
  • The curl command retrieve the HTML text containing the IP address. The grep command picks out the IP address from that HTML text. Show Sample Output


    4
    curl -s checkip.dyndns.org | grep -Eo '[0-9\.]+'
    haivu · 2009-05-21 16:12:21 2
  • (Apparently it is too long so I put it in sample output, I hope that is OK.) Run the long command (or put it in your .bashrc) in sample output then run: fbemailscraper YourFBEmail Password Voila! Your contacts' emails will appear. Facebook seems to have gotten rid of the picture encoding of emails and replaced it with a text based version making it easy to scrape! Needs curl to run and it was made pretty quickly so there might be bugs. Show Sample Output


    4
    fbemailscraper YourFBEmail Password
    dabom · 2010-01-31 00:44:35 24
  • Get your external ip adress thanks to http://www.icanhazip.com


    4
    curl -s icanhazip.com
    thelan · 2010-04-03 11:11:34 1
  • Searches for web radio by submitted keyword and returns the station name and the link for listing . May be enhanced to read user's selection and submit it to mplayer. Show Sample Output


    4
    echo "Keyword?";read keyword;query="http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/newxml.phtml?search="$keyword"";curl -s $query |awk -F '"' 'NR <= 4 {next}NR>15{exit}{sub(/SHOUTcast.com/,"http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id="$6)}{print i++" )"$2}'
    benyounes · 2010-05-03 00:44:10 3
  •  < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands


Check These Out

Compress a file or directory keeping the owner and permissions

Put terminal into vi mode
For if you want to use vi key bindings in the terminal

Monitor cpu in realtime.

Takes and displays screenshot of Android phone over adb.
Dependencies on phone: adb access, screencap command, base64 command. Dependencies on computer: adb, sed, base64, display (from imagemagick, but can substitute other image viewer which reads from stdin). This should work around adb stupidies (i.e. that it replaces \n with \r\n) with base64.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

list files recursively by size

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Expand shortened URLs
curl(1) is more portable than wget(1) across Unices, so here is an alternative doing the same thing with greater portability. This shell function uses curl(1) to show what site a shortened URL is pointing to, even if there are many nested shortened URLs. This is a great way to test whether or not the shortened URL is sending you to a malicious site, or somewhere nasty that you don't want to visit. The sample output is from: $ expandurl http://t.co/LDWqmtDM

Remove any RPMs matching a pattern
This should be an option to rpm, but isn't. I wind up using it a lot because I always forget the full name of the packages I want to delete.

Search and replace in multiple files recursively
Replace "foo" with "bar" in all files in current directory recursively


Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: