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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: nice needed feature: one-level-deep include-body-of-l

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: nice needed feature: one-level-deep include-body-of-link
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 23:05:17 -0500
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On Sat, Aug 26, 2000 at 01:58:06PM -0700, David Combs wrote:
> Now, what I've been recently doing, on weekends, is to download
> the main page (lynx-produced ascii), stuff it into an emacs buffer,
> then back on my shell account, hit the links, mouse the resulting
> lynx text from the screen, "copy" it (that's what my sun keyboard
> key for this says), flip windows back to my local emacs, and
> yank (ie, paste) it into the "proper" place in that schedule.
> Finally, I write it out from emacs and send it to the laser printer.

Wget, tidy, grep, sed, awk, bourne shell.

I did something very similar to this (only using lwp-request from the perl
package instead of wget just so I could send cookies) for a long time with

Actually, did used to use lynx -source to grab the word of the day from and email to me, similarly processing to get rid of headers
and stuff.

But using tidy against the html pulled down helps a LOT really.  Normalizes
things so you can pick them apart easier with other tools.

The html perl package may be of more general use, though I never went that
way myself.

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
  address@hidden  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen

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