Get a funny one-liner from www.onelinerz.net

w3m -dump_source http://www.onelinerz.net/random-one-liners/1/ | awk ' /.*<div id=\"oneliner_[0-9].*/ {while (! /\/div/ ) { gsub("\n", ""); getline; }; gsub (/<[^>][^>]*>/, "", $0); print $0}'
Put this command in .bashrc and every time you open a new terminal a random quote will be downloaded and printed from onelinerz.net. By altering the URL in the w3m statement you can change the output: 1 to 10 lines - http://www.onelinerz.net/random-one-liners/(number)/ 20 newest lines - http://www.onelinerz.net/latest-one-liners/ Top 10 lines - http://www.onelinerz.net/top-100-funny-one-liners/ Top 10 lines are updated daily.

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By: quincymd
2010-06-02 21:15:37
awk

What Others Think

For me it works better like this: links -source http://www.onelinerz.net/random-one-liners/1/ | grep "class=\"oneliner" | sed -e :a -e 's/]*>//g;/
SuperFly · 485 weeks ago
links -source http://www.onelinerz.net/random-one-liners/1/ | grep "class=\"oneliner" | sed -e :a -e 's/<[^>]*>//g;/</N;//ba' -e 's/^ *//g'
SuperFly · 485 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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