[colug-432] Podcast script

Angelo McComis angelo at mccomis.com
Mon Mar 29 11:35:10 EDT 2010

Bill- there are options to wget that would allow you to do what you
want all on one line.

Look at some of the include and mirroring flags.

I'm not at a terminal but you coils essentially say

Wget --include=m4v --mirror URL savepath

- Angelo

{via mobile device}

On Mar 29, 2010, at 11:28 AM, Bill Baker <bill_chris at earthlink.net>

> I'm trying to write a script that downloads a web page that has the
> for a podcast on it, searches for the URL (which ends with .m4v) and
> downloads it to my Desktop.  Here's what I have so far:
> ---------------
> #!/bin/bash
> wget --no-cache http://podcasturl/podcast.xml
> url=`grep .m4v podcast.xml`
> wget $url -O ~/Desktop
> rm podcast.xml
> ---------------
> I know that in the third line grep doesn't work because it returns the
> whole line, not just the URL.  Is there anything else I can use to get
> it to return just the URL?
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