Grab just the title of a youtube video

url="[Youtube URL]"; echo $(curl ${url%&*} 2>&1 | grep -iA2 '<title>' | grep '-') | sed 's/^- //'
There's another version on here that uses GET but some people don't have lwp-request, so here's an alternative. It's also a little shorter and should work with most youtube URLs since it truncates at the first &

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By: rkulla
2010-04-29 02:03:36

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nice!
vlan7 · 414 weeks and 3 days ago

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