Gets a random Futurama quote from /.

curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2

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By: icco
2009-03-23 19:58:10

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Sweet! I never knew those nuggets were buried in the header like that.
cbetts · 633 weeks and 6 days ago
Great command - now added as to my .bashrc startup commands instead of a random reading of fortune
root · 633 weeks and 6 days ago
the cut command breaks quotes with a dash in them. maybe something like curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | sed 's/^..//'
unixmonkey743 · 633 weeks and 6 days ago
That is absolutely awesome.
Anonecho · 633 weeks and 4 days ago
if [ -x "$(which fortune)" ] && [ $RANDOM -ge $((2 * $RANDOM )) ]; then fortune else curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2 #futurama fi
lucainvernizzi · 633 weeks and 3 days ago
Slightly prettier version of lucainvernizzi's .bashrc command. if [ -x "$(which fortune)" ] && [ $RANDOM -ge $((2 * $RANDOM )) ]; then fortune echo else curl -sI http://slashdot.org/ | sed -nr 's/X-(Bender|Fry):\ (.*)/\2\n\t$ fi
Karakh · 606 weeks and 5 days ago
Ignore my last comment, the formatting buggered up. This is correct right: if [ -x "$(which fortune)" ] && [ $RANDOM -ge $((2 * $RANDOM )) ]; then fortune echo else curl -sI http://slashdot.org/ | sed -nr 's/X-(Bender|Fry):\ (.*)/\2\n\t-\1\n/p' fi
Karakh · 606 weeks and 5 days ago
ridiculous one liner to print mostly unique quotes form the slashdot header: lastline=xxx; while true ; do line=$(curl -Is slashdot.org | egrep '^X-(F|B|L)' | cut -d \- -f 2-) ; if [ `echo $lastline | grep -c $line" ` -lt 1 ] ; then echo $line ; lastline="$line" ; fi ; sleep $(expr $RANDOM / 1500) ; done | tee slashdot-lovesfuturama.log "the cut command breaks quotes with a dash in them." changing: cut -d \- -f 2 to: cut -d \- -f 2- also fixes that.
septone · 564 weeks and 4 days ago

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