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wget -qO - | sed -n '1d; /./p'
Seeing that we get back plain text anyway we don't need lynx. Also the sed-part removes the credit line.

By: dramaturg
2010-12-05 15:32:14

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You can simplify the sed bit to just: sed 1d
flatcap · 573 weeks and 5 days ago
Of course. But then you will get additional empty lines in the output which was the reason for grep in the original solution. In my humble opinion you can then just omit sed/grep altogether, because one line of credits wont matter.
dramaturg · 573 weeks and 5 days ago
Nice for MOTD as fortune alternative or complement. Thank you for the idea :)
Dereckson · 573 weeks and 3 days ago

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