get all the urls in html file (local or on server).

To use this, you will need the lynx tool, so install that first.

sudo yum install lynx

Now, to get list of all the URLs in local html file or some URL, just execute this:

lynx -dump -listonly


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Home grown mail scheduler with bash script and cron

If you are using Linux (Fedora/Ubuntu or anything else) then you do get a lot of tools and one of them is cron. Very very useful. Just write some script that can do the task for you, put it in cron and forget it. So, here is a home grown way to schedule mails.

First, copy this script below:

#!/bin/bash -
#          FILE:
#         USAGE: ./
#       OPTIONS: ---
#          BUGS: ---
#         NOTES: ---
#        AUTHOR: Amit Agarwal (aka), 
#      REVISION:  ---

if [[ $(wc -l $mailfile|awk '{print $1}' ) -ge 5 ]]
    to=$(grep ^To: $mailfile|sed 's/To: //')
    echo "Good to send mail... to = $to"
    sendmail -t <$mailfile
    echo "once mail is send, delete the contents of file"
    echo "sed -i '4,$ d' $mailfile"

Now, create a file called mail in your home directory, with the following contents:

To: Email
From: Email
Subject: Test mail from script.

Put the first script in cron to run every minute. And whenever you want to schedule a mail, create your mail in plaintext and then schedule that with at command to be appended to the ~/mail file. As soon as that file is appended, it will be sent out in 1 min 🙂



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xmlwf – Is your xml document well formed?

There is a small nifty utility called xmlwf that can check your xml documents to see if they are well formed.

sudo yum install expat

Once installed, simply use :


Need more details, just check the man page 🙂

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