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Old 05-10-2011
input URL into cmd with a alias

I want to run
wget "URL" -SO /dev/null 2>&1 | grep "HTTP/\\|Age:\\|Last-Modified:"

but I want a alias so I can just type mywget and the URL and it will put the url in the right place and give me the output that I want without having to type that over and over again.Smilie

I am newbie to all of this stuff and learning as I go. Any help on this would be great!!

Thank you!!

I want the output to look like this
wget -SO /dev/null 2>&1 | grep "HTTP/\\|Age:\\|Last-Modified:"
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Last-Modified: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:03:08 GMT

This files doesn't have a age header so it doesn't show.

I don't want this:
wget -SO /dev/null
=> `/dev/null'
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:13:55 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_fcgid/2.3.5
Last-Modified: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:03:08 GMT
ETag: "16a8020-f944-496756cd3c300"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 63812
Keep-Alive: timeout=1, max=50
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Type: image/jpeg
Length: 63,812 (62K) [image/jpeg]

100%[==================================================================================================== =======>] 63,812 --.--K/s

03:13:55 (1.39 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [63812/63812]

I want to be able to type

and the out put be:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Last-Modified: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:03:08 GMT

putting the alias in bash is easy but I have no idea how to do this.

hope you like the photo

Last edited by splitradius; 05-10-2011 at 08:24 AM.. Reason: more explanation
# 2  
Old 05-11-2011
which shell are you using?

Also, you can make a script that will handle this:
wget "$1" -SO /dev/null 2>&1 | grep "HTTP/\\|Age:\\|Last-Modified:"

then run: URL
# 3  
Old 05-12-2011

Thank you for replying, after some research and asking a local guru, he gave me the same thing and it works perfectly!!
Thanks again!

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