random xkcd comic

display "$(wget -q http://dynamic.xkcd.com/comic/random/ -O - | grep -Po '(?<=")http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/[^"]+(png|jpg)')"
i sorta stole this from http://www.shell-fu.org/lister.php?id=878#MTC_form but it didn't work, so here it is, fixed. --- updated to work with jpegs, and to use a fancy positive look behind assertion.

2009-09-14 18:40:14

What Others Think

That's not stealing, that's "benchmarking". Nice fix!
SuperFly · 667 weeks and 3 days ago
Thanks. wget -q http://dynamic.xkcd.com/comic/random/ -O - | grep -Eo http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/.*g | wget -q -i - -O - | display Use this insted because the first comics are in jpeg, so the command fails when the random comic is a very old comic.
pem · 667 weeks and 2 days ago

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