Get magnet link from URL

curl -s | grep magnet | sed -r 's/.*(magnet:[^"]*).*/\1/g'

By: alikhalil
2015-04-05 08:43:01

What Others Think

Hmm... It's a common theme to grep then sed, or grep then awk, but it's not necessary. I'd let sed do both jobs (though here it won't make a difference to the speed because of curl). curl -s | sed -rn '/magnet/{s/.*(magnet:[^"]*).*/\1/g;p}' The sed command breaks down as: sed -n don't print anything '/magnet/' search for 'magnet' {s/X/Y/ search and replace ;p} print the result. . Of course the important bit is the 40 hex char infohash, so you could just search for that: curl -s | grep -ow "[[:xdigit:]]\{40\}"
flatcap · 337 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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