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Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook by Sarath Lakshman

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Chapter 5. Tangled Web? Not At All!

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Downloading from a web page
  • Downloading a web page as formatted plain text
  • A primer on cURL
  • Accessing unread Gmail mails from the command line
  • Parsing data from a website
  • Creating an image crawler and downloader
  • Creating a web photo album generator
  • Building a Twitter command-line client
  • Define utility with Web backend
  • Finding broken links in a website
  • Tracking changes to a website
  • Posting to a web page and reading response

Introduction

The Web is becoming the face of technology. It is the central access point for data processing. Though shell scripting cannot do everything that languages like PHP can do on the Web, there are still many tasks to which shell scripts are ideally suited. In this ...

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