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Old 06-13-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
swathikumar
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Calling URL from shells cript


Hi,

I have to call URL from shell script.
Eg: www.google.com

How can i call URL from the shell script.

Please any one suggest me.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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What about
Code:
YOUR_FAVOURITE_BROWSER http://www.google.com
where you replace YOUR_FAVOURITE_BROWSER with your favorite browser.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 07:55 AM   #3
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what do you mean by calling a URL.. If you mean to say, you want to get the contents then you should use wget or curl to get the file and if you want to open the URL then you can either hard code the browser as TobiSGD suggested or you can use xdg-open
 
Old 06-13-2011, 08:19 AM   #4
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You can use curl as below

curl "http://www.google.com"

I am not sure what is further idea after call it.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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Assuming that by 'call' you mean 'open in a web browser' then you can do as TobiSGD suggested, or use a variant on that

Code:
$ xdg-open http://your.url.here
or
Code:
$ x-www-browser http://your.url.here
should open the url in the user's default web browser. (Where default is as set via whatever preferences are available for that. E.g. in GNOME there's gnome-default-applications-properties which you can get by typing that at a command prompt or will be available in the Control Centre or Preferences or whatever Linux distro it is that you are using (which you should add to your profile or state in your post) calls them as Preferred Applications.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 06:27 AM   #6
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This part
Quote:
$ x-www-browser http://your.url.here
does not work an a Slackware 13.37 standard installation. IIRC this is a Debian specific command.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 06:31 AM   #7
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Well, you can always use the links browser ... if you want everything from the command line and lack a user interface.

so just add it like this (you have to have links installed ofc)

Code:
#!/bin/bash

links http://domain.com
 
  


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