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How do I get a websites title using command line?

I want a command line program that prints the title of a website. For e.g.: Alan:~ titlefetcher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7dQh8u4Hc should give: Why Are Bad Words Bad? You give it the ...
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Is there an online/web interface to search and list apt-get packages and see summaries and recommendations?

I'm looking for sort of an 'app-store' or Google Play store type functionality for apt-get packages. What I'd really like to do is select a category, like 'Music' or 'Internet' and see the list of ...
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how to download a file using just bash and nothing else (no curl, wget, perl, etc.)

I have a minimal headless *nix which does not have any command line utilities for downloading files (e.g. no curl, wget, etc). I only have bash. How can I download a file? Ideally, I would like a ...
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Online grep exercises?

Are there any online grep tutorials that would feature some online tool for performing exercises? For example, having some predefined text sample and being told what patterns to find and so forth? It ...
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command line friendly search engine, for use with Links

Are there any search engines that are friendly enough to be used in Links? Perhaps a google proxy that has no clutter, I find that Google takes a lot of navigating through the mass of links before ...
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Automating web requests using curl?

I have some "corporative" systems I have to use at work. Some of them are terrible, with frames, pop-ups and such. I was thinking about automating some stuff using curl or something like that. I need ...
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How to monitor incoming http requests

How can I monitor incoming HTTP requests to port 80? I have set up web hosting on my local machine using DynDNS and Nginx. I wanted to know how many request are made on my server every day. Currently ...
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WebGUI for Virtualization?

Are there any virtualizations that can be accessed via a WebGUI too? I mean the administration part is enough on a terminal, but we need a virtualization/webgui solution for "customers". So that ...
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Download tool needed — with custom headers, resume, retry, custom filename output, and dynamic redirection

Simple problem -- I need a download manager, console, GUI, does not matter. The catch is in the features: custom header -- I have to pass a cookie in order to download (authorization) resume -- so ...
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Is there a web site to search in the file contents of default installations of different linux distributions?

The text string "Network services, Internet style" is found in the first line of the file /etc/services on a computer running Ubuntu 11.04 erik@laptop:~$ head -1 /etc/services # Network services, ...
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How can I enable URL rewriting on a DD-WRT router?

I would like to be able to add a parameter to certain URL requests that go through my DD-WRT router. Specifically, I'm trying to figure out how to force safe search in Google, which means I have to ...
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How can I block a specific URL on a DD-WRT router?

I've been looking everywhere for this. Does anyone know how to block a specific URL on a DD-WRT router? For example, I want to block website.com/whatever but not website.com, blah.website.com, or ...
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Getting a website's ip with 'host'?

Why is it that when I run the command host examplewebsite.com it gives me website's ip, but for some websites, when I type that IP address into the address bar and hit enter, it shows me a 404 page? ...
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Execute remote script with local parameter value

How can I automatize this task? 1) You are at A. 2) You ssh into B. 3) You run a script at B, that needs a parameter known at A. First, I thought perhaps I could send the value when I opened the ...
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X11 platform in Google Account Activity

My Google Activity Report typically shows access from "Windows", "Linux" and "Android" platforms. This month, it is also showing access from the "X11" platform. What would report as "X11"? A question ...
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Download from dynamically changing urls via script

I want to write a script to download all Walter Lewin lectures from this page in wmv format: http://videolectures.net/mit801f99_physics_classical_mechanics/ However the links to the wmv file for ...
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is there anything like this web browser in the debian/ubuntu repositories?

It's been a while since my web-browsing has really suited me. What I would really like is: A javascript-enabled web browser with a tab-based browsing system that can be controlled simultaneously ...
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Has the Unix Philosophy been abandoned in web application design?

The Unix Philosophy encourages the use of small, generically reusable cooperating programs that collaborate with forms of inter-process communication like pipes, fifos, sockets, as opposed to shared ...
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Fuzzy Fonts in Vim-Like (Webkit) browsers

I tried several vim-like browsers such as uzbl, vimb and dwb recently. All they have in common is the Fuzzy fonts rendering in some pages such as stackexchang or github. I've searched and ...
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What command line tools are available for testing Web Service? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anybody here have experience in automating some tasks in web applications using curl? There are a number of GUI based tools to test Web Service (e.g. soapUI) Is ...
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personal document management system

I'm looking for a personal document management system that would: track changes in documents in a configured directory tree save new files to a content repository (thus allowing of their versioning) ...
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Is encrypting your web browsing via SSH to localhost useful?

For example, if I did an ssh -X to localhost and invoked Firefox, would that be enough to be considered safe browsing, like if done on some public wifi?
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Permissions of webserver's root directory

I've had this issue on several setups, and I'm unsure of how to handle it. At first, all of /var is owned by root:root. Clearly I don't want the web directory to be owned by root, so I do chown ...
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How can I improve nscd's cache hit rate?

My Goal: Let nscd maintain a fairly large DNS cache in excess memory since I have it available. Description: I have a webserver that has a broadly dispersed but high-repeat user base. It has plenty ...
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A tool for checking broken web links

Please recommend a tool that checks for broken links on a web site. not required, but would be nice to have: checks standards-compliance of the HTML, CSS, Javascript, ... displays permanent ...
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How can I permanently remove a web browser's SSL warning for HTTPS sites that fail to identify themselves correctly?

I'm using Firefox and Google Chrome under Ubuntu 10.04, and get these warnings: I want to add the site's certificate to "somewhere", so that the browser doesn't show SSL cert errors when visiting ...
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Are there any apps that will post to multiple social networking accounts at once?

I currently use Ping.fm to post to multiple social networks at once, but it's been irritating me for a while and I'm thinking of writing a tool to replace it for myself. But I figure it's possible ...
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How to work around missing 'last-modified' headers?

I'm running wget like this: wget --mirror --adjust-extension --convert-links --no-cookies http://tshepang.net -o log-main I get a bunch of these messages: Last-modified header missing -- ...
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Control browser from command line [duplicate]

I have an old router that I have set up as an AP on my home network. For some reason it loses connectivity every few days and needs a reboot. I would like to set up a script to run once every night ...
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How to slow down the web

You may think that your internet connection is anyway too slow, but here I have the opposite problem. I am not very good at concentration, and I believe that part of the problem is the ease with ...
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Is there a way to have a web browser while no KDE or GNOME is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: install firefox in ubuntu-server edition I'm running an ubuntu machine (server actually) that does not have any user interface installed, only a command line. I was ...
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Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?

I am looking at making an application that would make OpenID authentication with desktop clients easy. The rationale is to steal the cookies from the web-browser, so as to avoid having to hard-code ...
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Run my own HTTP fast-browsing proxy a la Opera Mini?

Opera Mini is a great browser that works well on feature phones and iPhones. Unlike most browsers, it uses Opera's servers to transcode every page you browse to into a small, easy-to-render chunk ...
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How to cache all internet downloads

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. How would I go about caching all downloads? And if Linux does not have this built in, then what are good tools for this? Please note that this isn't a browser ...
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is there a web app for returning results to a search on an indexed database?

I would very much like to allow users in a small office environment harness the power of slocate indexed database on the file server. Currently when users are looking for a file in our fileserver, ...
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Use cookies in curl to set language

I need to curl | grep some data from a webpage but after setting language to English. In a browser, I can do this by clicking on a link. I first get the SelectCulture page and save the cookie in a ...
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How to download an entire directory from a webserver?

I want to download the contents of this page for study purposes. How can I download only this directory?
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Web navigation with dark color schemes

I use KDE with a dark color scheme so the text main color is white. Unfortunately this causes many websites to be unusable because text inside combobox, checkbox, and similar inherits the white color ...
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Web based voice chat application

I'm looking for a simple server-webclient voice chat software, but yet I only saw "voxli" and it's down. Is there any such software which could be run on a linux based server (raspberrypi actually)? ...
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Virtual hosting a tomcat webapp in Apache on RHEL 5.0

I am in a hosting fix! I have developed a web app for my organisation that allows sharing, interacting, etc. I want to DEPLOY IT ON LAN. BUT... I don't want the end user to type: ...
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Applications for handling appointment wishes

This is not a "What is best" but a "Is there any at all (and which)?" question. A friend of mine wants to improve the handling of her customers' appointment wishes. The idea is that they can enter ...
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Load only webpage on logon [duplicate]

I would like to know if it's possible to load only 1 web page when Linux logs on with an automatic user. This server will be used only to display information, no interaction is required and even if ...
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How to change the default web page in Linux Mint 12

I need help with Linux Mint 12. I am trying to change the default web page, so that people using guest-session will open a specific web page instead of Linux Mint's corny default site. Also, please ...
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Configurable DNS cache for Linux

What I need is to configure a Linux machine, so that when user of that machine goes to www.somesite.com he/she is redirected to, say, 127.0.0.1. What is the best way to achieve it?
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Download one html page with all needed graphics and linked pdf/zip files

I want to download a website from an URL, to view it locally, more exactly: Download one single html page (no other linked html pages) and everything needed to display it (css, images, etc.) Also ...
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Saving source code from the internet

How can I save all the documents from this adress to my PC? https://svn.linuxsampler.org/svn/liblscp/trunk/ This is a package I need to build "Open Octave DAW" from source.
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visit a website with multiple domains on the same server using the IP address

I've a web server hosting multiple domains, user webmin and virtualmin. How can I view the website for example www.abc.com by IP address? As I remember, something like user mode of Apache can view the ...
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Permission error to access mounted directory in localhost

OK, I formatted my flash to ext4 file system, changed all the permissions to 777 and mounted it to /var/www/html/web. Now, when i access localhost/web it gives the following error: "You don't have ...
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Compress online videos directly with ffmpeg

Can we compress an online video with an http url using ffmpeg directly? If possible please give me a command that can compress online video directly & save on my PC. I am using Ubuntu.
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Is there a light HTTP proxy I can run without root privileges?

I am on a network where outgoing port 8080 is blocked on most machines (i.e. I cannot access services on port 8080). Some of the machines on the network however do not have this restriction. I would ...