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cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext" --silent | sed "s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g" | less -R }
just like the original - just colored and with less

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By: hoodie
2011-11-08 12:21:06

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cmdfuless(){ local c l=`builtin printf %$((${COLUMNS:-80}-2))s`; until [[ -z ${1:-} ]]; do { echo -e "\n\n# $1 \n#${l// /=}"; curl -s "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext" | sed "1d;s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g"; } | command less -R; shift; done; }
AskApache · 326 weeks and 4 days ago
I had to add a semi-colon before that last closing brace for this to work. ie: 4 cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext" --silent | sed "s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g" | less -R; }
batandwa · 264 weeks and 3 days ago

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