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pm - a quick and dirty perlmonks command line searching and reference hack

by cider (Acolyte)
on Sep 26, 2001 at 22:24 UTC ( #114899=sourcecode: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Category: PerlMonks Related Scripts
Author/Contact Info http://compulsion.org
Description: pm is a quick and dirty generic hacked frontend to everything2 styled databases, suitable immeadiately for searching and reference usage with perlmonks.org and everything2.com related sites, accepts -dump and -random parameters hackishly, could easily be turned into a /usr/games/fortune replacement for a screensaver (xlock -mode marquee) of random perlmonks/everything2 nodes with a little output hacking. Happy hacking.
#!/usr/bin/perl

#
# search - a quick and dirty hack to search an everything2 based
# database /fast/ using a text browser of your choice, suitable
# immeadiately for everything2 and perlmonks
# cider@compulsion.org 09.25.2001 || http://compulsion.org
#

# you either want this to say...
    $browser = "w3m"; # w3m is pretty.
# or comment out the above and uncomment the following line..
#    $browser = "lynx -cookies"; # lynx is more defacto std.

# this can either be perlmonks.org, or everything2.com based..
$site = "www.perlmonks.org"; # your luck may differ with anything else

# accepts -dump and -random parameters (also hackishly)... could easil
+y
# be turned into a /usr/games/fortune replacement for a screensaver
# (marquee) of random perlmonks/everything2 nodes with a little output
# hacking.

$|++;    # unbuffered io hack
foreach $arg (@ARGV) {
 if ($arg !~ /-dump|-random/) {  $string = $string . "%20" . "$arg"   
+  }
 elsif ($arg =~ /-dump/) {  $dump = 1;     }
 elsif ($arg =~ /-random/) {  $random = 1;     }
}# parsing hack

$string =~ s/^\%20//g; # hack to hack the parsing hack

$dstring = "$string";
$dstring =~ s/%20/ /g;
print "Searching for $site::$dstring...\n"; # display the goods
print "Dumping output to stdout...\n" if ($dump eq 1);
print "Random node...\n" if ($random eq 1);

#system "sleep 1"; # be lazy


if ($random eq 1) {
 if ($dump eq 1) {
  open WEBDUMP, "$browser -dump \"http://$site/index.pl?op=randomnode\
+"  |";
    while(<WEBDUMP>) {
   unless (/[0-9]{1,3}\. http|^References/) {
    s/\[.*?\]//g;    # remove the [number] link references.
    print "$_";
   }
  }
  close WEBDUMP;
  die "\n";
 }
 system "$browser \"http://$site/index.pl?op=randomnode\""; # leave
} else {
 if ($dump eq 1) {
  print "running: $browser -dump \"http://$site/index.pl?node=$string\
+" |\n";
   open DUMP, "$browser -dump \"http://$site/index.pl?node=$string\" |
+";
   while(<DUMP>) {
   unless (/[0-9]{1,3}\. http|^References/) {
    s/\[.*?\]//g;    # remove the [number] link references.
    print "$_";
   }
  }
  close DUMP;
  die "\n";
 }
 system "$browser \"http://$site/index.pl?node=$string\""; # leave
}

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