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Getting 'website' from command line

Getting 'website' from command line


Looking for some input here. I have a sensor in a server room, and the only way to read it is by pointing a browser at it like:

The result looks like this:

EN1T;1TC: 24.0HU:39.2%IL 0.4

I am trying to find a way to graph this to get an idea of how the humidity fluctuates. If I could get the result string from a command line, I could redirect it to a file, awk for the 'HU:39.2%' part and append that to a file. From this I would have a historical collection of data I could then graph in excel for example.

But, how do I get the result from a command line? I tried with lynx, but that seems to be interactive, and I would need this to run from a cronjob for example.

Any idea?

RE: Getting 'website' from command line


You can use a downloader ( Wget, curl ), a text-mode browser ( Lynx, Links, ELinks, w3m ) or a networking tool ( Netcat ) :


curl '' | sed -n 's/.*HU:\([0-9.]*\)%.*/\1/p' >> /log/file 


RE: Getting 'website' from command line

Thanks! That works a charm smile

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