let the cow suggest some commit messages for you

while true; do lynx --dump http://whatthecommit.com/ | head -n 1 | cowsay; sleep 2; done

2011-01-27 14:36:12

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What Others Think

Cow says nothing. Returns and empty speech bubble. head -n 2 works but adds extra line to the bubble.
rolle · 595 weeks and 1 day ago
head -n 1 works on my machine, depends on lynx version
linuxswords · 595 weeks and 1 day ago
works ok to me, cool!
alltry · 595 weeks and 1 day ago
[12:34:26] peikko ~ $ lynx --version Lynx Version 2.8.7rel.1 (05 Jul 2009) libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 1.0.0, ncurses 5.7.20100109(wide) Built on linux-gnu Jul 5 2010 17:07:29 I guess I have to update?
rolle · 595 weeks ago
According to the source code (https://github.com/ngerakines/commitment) you can use http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt to get the commit message in a pure text format.
adaven · 587 weeks and 5 days ago
so you could do something like e.g. wget -qO- http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt | cowsay
adaven · 587 weeks and 5 days 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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