Get Google Reader unread count

curl -s -H "Authorization: GoogleLogin auth=$auth" "" | tr '{' '\n' | sed 's/.*"count":\([0-9]*\),".*/\1/' | grep -E ^[0-9]+$ | tr '\n' '+' | sed 's/\(.*\)+/\1\n/' | bc
Get Google Reader unread count from the command line. You'll have to define your auth token with $auth Or use: curl -s -H "Authorization: GoogleLogin auth=$(curl -sd "Email=$email&Passwd=$password&service=reader" | grep Auth | sed 's/Auth=\(.*\)/\1/')" "" | tr '{' '\n' | sed 's/.*"count":\([0-9]*\),".*/\1/' | grep -E ^[0-9]+$ | tr '\n' '+' | sed 's/\(.*\)+/\1\n/' | bc
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I had to make a couple of modifications - maybe the way the feed is formatted now is a little different? Great commands though - thanks very much! curl -s -H "Authorization: GoogleLogin auth=$auth" "" | tr -d '\n' | tr '{' '\n' | grep 'id.:.feed/' | sed 's/.*"count":\([0-9]*\),".*/\1/' | grep "^[0-9]*$" | grep -v "^$" | tr '\n' '+' | sed 's/\(.*\)+/\1\n/' | bc
hannahbrian · 581 weeks and 6 days ago
I can't seem to get this to work, I'm new to terminal and am not sure where to enter my credentials. Please advise. Thank you!
vpaterno · 580 weeks ago
I guess you can just do: get-unread-count(){ curl -s -H "Authorization: GoogleLogin auth=$(curl -sd "Email=$1&Passwd=$2&service=reader" | grep Auth | sed 's/Auth=\(.*\)/\1/')" "" | tr '{' '\n' | sed 's/.*"count":\([0-9]*\),".*/\1/' | grep -E ^[0-9]+$ | tr '\n' '+' | sed 's/\(.*\)+/\1\n/' | bc; } And then running: get-unread-count username password
matthewbauer · 580 weeks ago
For whatever reason I'm getting a: (standard_in) 1: parse error I figured it might be a parenthesis missing but still no avail. Thank you!
vpaterno · 579 weeks and 6 days ago

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