[Skunkworks] Daily Nation ePaper - Download Script [Linux/OSX]

Alex Ngatia alex.ngatia at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 10:54:16 EAT 2015


Thanks Lloyd. I will not confirm nor deny that I will use this script.

Regards,

Alex

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:36 AM, Kelvin via skunkworks <
skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:

> Excellent, thanks!
>
>
>
> Kelvin
> *www.jayanoris.com <http://www.jayanoris.com>*
>
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM, Lloyd N. via skunkworks <
> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>
>> Hi skunks,
>>
>> Sadly, it took me the the better part of 15 minutes to resolve why i was
>> getting a "404 Error" whilst trying to download today's ePaper. A minor
>> oversight of the date's suffix on the download link thus having the date
>> parsed as "21th" instead of "21st". "Garbage In - Garbage Out" indeed.
>>
>> I've decided a small bash script is in order. One that: -
>>
>> a) Looks up the machine's current day/month/year and stores them in
>> variables.
>> b) Appends the correct suffix/ (i.e 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) to the respective
>> day's date.
>> c) Passes the variables in the URL, automatically downloading the ePaper
>> via 'wget' command.
>>
>> In case you are on Linux/OSX and prefer to skip the daily URL edit
>> ritual, feel free to download it.
>> i. Make it executable. ~$ chmod +x daily
>> ii. Run it via terminal. ~$ ./daily
>>
>> --
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>>
>> Lloyd Njunge.
>> Cell: +254 723 739 733
>>
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