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#1 2019-09-30 16:43:23

IrvineHimself
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[Solved] Querying Aur with curl or wget?

Is it possible to query the Aur with either curl or wget without all the HTML elements?

For example, either of the following urls can be used to query the Aur, but unfortunately they return full html pages.

curl https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=<PACKAGE SEARCH>
curl https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/<PACKAGE NAME>

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#2 2019-09-30 16:55:58

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Re: [Solved] Querying Aur with curl or wget?


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#3 2019-09-30 17:42:48

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Re: [Solved] Querying Aur with curl or wget?

Thanks

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#4 2019-10-01 12:26:18

IrvineHimself
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Re: [Solved] Querying Aur with curl or wget?

Just a quick supplement for people  who arrive here from a google search.

Depending on what you want to achieve, (or if you are looking for a something that works with other websites,) an alternative solution is to use the above urls with lynx -dump:

eg

lynx -dump "https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/<PackageName> "  >  "$TmpFile"
grep  "<Thing of interest>" "$TmpFile"

Essentially, lynx -dump gives a plain text file which can be easily manipulated with your choice of grep, sed , awk ... etc

Irvine


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