View Full Version : Lynx / Grep command give command as output

January 26th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Hey guys,

I need some help with the following :

When I run the following command in a Konsole or in Terminator :

lynx -dump -nolist website.xx | grep -m5 -A3 -o "Information"The output gives me a brief overview of text stated on this website

But the problem is, that when I make a simple script, like this :


lynx -dump -nolist website.xx | grep -m5 -A3 -o "Information"which I chmod with : chmod a+x scriptname

and afterwards run with ./scriptname or bash scriptname, it only gives me "Information" as a comment...
I've been searching now for a few days on how to run it correctly from a script, but without succes... it appears that everytime on every variant I used it comes back with only "Information", which I don't understand cause of the fact the command runs fine straight from a Konsole...

Could someone help me with this?

January 26th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Welcome to the forums HighWire

The -o option for grep means that only the matched expression (in this case "Storingen Internet") is printed.
Remove the -o option and it should work.

Sorry to doubt your post, but it should not be possible at all to get the detailed output you refer to, when using the -o option. This has nothing to with whether you script the command or not.

January 26th, 2012, 11:56 AM
You are right :)

But I did receive output with the -o output as I stated, but without correct markups, without the -o it works fine and even better.

Thank you!