Grab all .flv files from a webpage to the current working directory

wget `lynx -dump http://www.ebow.com/ebowtube.php | grep .flv$ | sed 's/[[:blank:]]\+[[:digit:]]\+\. //g'`
I wanted all the 'hidden' .flv files from the http link in the command line; wget seemed appropriate, fed with output from lynx, grep the flv files and the normalised via sed (to remove the numeric bullet). Similar to the 'Grab mp3 files' fu. Replace link with your own, grep arg with something more interesting ;) See here for something along the same lines... http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1006/grab-mp3-files-from-your-favorite-netcasts-mp3blog-or-sites-that-often-have-good-mp3s Hope you find it useful! Improvements welcome, naturally.

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2009-08-02 14:09:53

What Others Think

This better no subshell just for grep or regex needed. wget $(lynx -dump http://www.ebow.com/ebowtube.php | awk '/flv$/{print $2}')
feydrm · 398 weeks and 6 days ago

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