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Re: Random Darwin Award in plain text

by willyyam (Priest)
on Mar 29, 2006 at 16:35 UTC ( #540001=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Random Darwin Award in plain text

I quite like this, thank you. I find that not all entries have a trailing newline, so I added this to the code before the print statement: $content = $content . "\n";

Is there a way to run fmt -72 or something similar on this text block to have it break the lines neatly?

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Re^2: Random Darwin Award in plain text
by codeacrobat (Chaplain) on Mar 29, 2006 at 23:15 UTC
    Ah good idea. About the formatting:
    perl darwin.pl | fmt -72
    would do it.

    A perl only solution could use Text::Wrap:
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use WWW::Mechanize; use Data::Dumper; use Text::Wrap qw(wrap); my $agent = WWW::Mechanize->new( autocheck => 1 ); $agent->get('http://cgi.darwinawards.com/cgi/random.pl'); my $content = $agent->content( format => "text" ); my $cr = chr 169; $content =~ s/.*\d\d\s+Urban Legend//s; $content =~ s/.*\d\d\s+Personal Account//s; $content =~ s/.*Reader Submission\s+Pending Acceptance//s; $content =~ s/\s*DarwinAwards\.com\s*$cr.*//s; $content =~ s/.*?\([^\)]*?\d{2}[^\)]*\) //s; $content =~ s/.*Darwin\s?Award\s?Nominee//si; $content =~ s/.*Confirmed \S+\s?by Darwin//si; $content =~ s/.*Honorable Mentions//s; $content =~ s/submitted by.*//si; $content =~ s/109876543210.*//s; $content =~ s/^\s+//; print wrap("\t", "", "$content\n");

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