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I am testing some ajax call from the console. I like get rid of the meta-information noise that is html markup and just read the content, hence I like to pipe it into a terminal browser, e.g. lynx.

Yet:

curl www.google.de | lynx

just opens a new instance of lynx.

I don't want to:

curl www.google.de > someFile.html && lynx someFile.html
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curl www.google.de | lynx --stdin

as man lynx does help:

-stdin read the startfile from standard input (UNIX only).

As an alternative you could also ditch lynx and use pub instead, as pointed out here

  • Please do not post updates to your own questions as answers. You can edit your original post and include the new information in the body. – MelBurslan Mar 24 '16 at 14:04
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    It's OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions: "It’s also perfectly fine to ask and answer your own question, as long as you pretend you’re on Jeopardy! -- phrase it in the form of a question." – Mostafa Ahangarha Mar 24 '16 at 14:21

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