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Old 07-31-2017, 01:57 PM   #1
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Help with first script


This is my first post and first script. Just finished my first Linux class and I'm trying to put it all into practice. Accepting all criticism and help, TIA!

I am writing a script that would

1) Open my web browser

2) Search a random word using bing search, selected randomly from the dictionary

3) Wait 5 - 10 seconds then search another random word, repeating roughly 20 - 30 times

4) Close the web browser

5) Repeat once a day

So far this is the code I have
Code:
#! /bin/bash


a=( $(shuf -n1 /usr/share/dict/american-english) )
for i in ${a}

do 
xdg-open https://www.bing.com/search?q=$i 


done
exit 0
So I cannot make it repeat a specific number of times, of course I can just put the same code multiple times but Im trying to do it right.

Also when the web browser is already open it gives the error
Code:
[7259:7294:0731/114659.197592:ERROR:browser_gpu_channel_host_factory.cc(103)] Failed to launch GPU process.
Created new window in existing browser session.
Which is fine because it just opens another browser but I wonder if I can make it do the search in the same tab/page.

Lastly, I cannot figure out how to make it close the browser when it has finished its task. The uuid is different each time it loads.

Thanks for any help!
 
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