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for x in `seq 0 25 $(curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse"|grep "Terminal - All commands" |perl -pe 's/.+(\d+),(\d+).+/$1$2/'|head -n1)`; do curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/plaintext/$x" ; done > a.txt
'jot' does not come with most *nix distros, so we need to use seq to make it work. This version tested good on Fedora 11.

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By: SuperFly
2009-08-27 11:02:53

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damn! nice one! How big does this file get though?
Superhuman · 455 weeks and 2 days ago
woow, this take long time, lol. But nice work, thx!
fecub · 403 weeks and 1 day ago
A slight modification: the regular expression to get the total number of results is not correct. The correction to that part is: perl -pe 's/.+?(\d+),(\d+).+/$1$2/'
myahya · 155 weeks and 4 days ago

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