command line fu roulette

curl -sL 'www.commandlinefu.com/commands/random' | awk -F'</?[^>]+>' '/"command"/{print $2}'
Splitting on tags in awk is a handy way to parse html.

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2010-08-13 11:42:42

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  • 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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    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'
    smop · 2010-08-12 23:58:24 2

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