german translation with dict.leo.org-->

english <--> german translation with dict.leo.org

leo () { lang=en; IFS=+; Q="${*// /%20}"; curl -s "https://dict.leo.org/${lang}de/?search=${Q//+/%20}" | html2text | sed -e '/Weitere Aktionen/,$d' | grep --color=auto --color=always -EA 900 '^\*{5} .*$' }
1. There is no use of '--color=auto' in front of a pipe--instead with '--color=always' grep will mark the section headings. 2. I suppose the use of grep with '-A 900' or '-B 900' respectively a 'dirty trick'--sed can do 'exactly' what we want, however, grep does the nice colouring (see 1.) 3. Cutting of the tail (everthing starting with 'Weitere Aktionen') first leads to no output if leo doesn't no the translation.
Sample Output
$ leo Kommandozeile
***** Substantive *****
??   command line    ?die Kommandozeile
?? ?prompt [comp.]  ?die Kommandozeile

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  • Translate strings from non-german to german (and vice versa) using LEO. Put it in your ~/.bashrc. Usage: leo words   To use another language other than english, use an option: leo -xx words Valid language options: ch - chinese en - english es - spanish fr - french it - italian pl - polish pt - portuguese ru - russian The other language will always be german! Show Sample Output


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    leo (){ l="en"; if [ "${1:0:1}" = "-" ]; then l=${1:1:2};shift;fi;Q="$*";curl -s "https://dict.leo.org/${l}de/?search=${Q// /%20}" | html2text | sed -e '0,/H.ufigste .*/d;/Weitere Aktionen/,$d;/f.r Sie .*:/,$d' | grep -aEA900 '^\*{5} .*$'; }
    michelsberg · 2013-06-24 22:35:46 4

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