command line fu roulette

wget -qO - www.commandlinefu.com/commands/random | grep "<div class=\"command\">" | sed 's/<[^>]*>//g; s/^[ \t]*//; s/&quot;/"/g; s/&lt;/</g; s/&gt;/>/g; s/&amp;/\&/g'
retrieves the html from a random command line fu page, then finds commands on the page and prints them alternatively, pipe to bash (add "| bash" to the end) to execute the command (very risky) edit: had to adjust to properly display the portion that replaces HTML characters (e.g. &quot; -> ")

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By: smop
2010-08-12 23:58:24

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What Others Think

I liked you command, but I think the title wellcome, so I sugest: wget -qO - www.commandlinefu.com/commands/random | grep -E "<(title|div class=\"command\")>" | sed 's/<[^>]*>//g; s/^[ \t]*//; s/&quot;/"/g; s/&lt;/</g; s/&gt;/>/g; s/&amp;/\&/g'
glaudiston · 434 weeks ago
and add it to ~/.bashrc is a good idea "if" you don't care about speed to open bash. this way seems like fortune
glaudiston · 434 weeks ago

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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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