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    Identifying URLs to download scripts via wget

    Hello,

    On an Archlinux computer, I haven't installed GUI yet, but at the moment, I don't intend to. I installed irssi, vim, and wget in it. I am following the quadpoint's guide to irssi . But I can't download scripts with mouse clicks because I will need to use wget. And to use wget, I need to know the URLs for the scripts.

    It is tedious to have to write the URLs every single time to download a script. Via the terminal, what other tools will I need to identify the URL of an irssi script, and paste it for wget to download from?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Identifying URLs to download scripts via wget

    If you don't want a GUI, consider using a text based browser. elinks allows you to browse to the script and download it using just the keyboard. It runs in a terminal.

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    Re: Identifying URLs to download scripts via wget

    How about using lynx? Do you find elinks more superior?

    To add on to my question, I was actually referring to download links that are not conventional. For instance:

    http://scripts.irrsi.org/scripts/<script-name>

    is rather easy to follow, but not something that gives a random last name:
    http://www.vim.org/scripts/download_...src_id=7701How could I know what name the script was beforehand?

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    Re: Identifying URLs to download scripts via wget

    I've used both lynx and elinks, but so rarely that I can't tell which one is better. It was just to have a browser available when I'm stuck to a terminal or an ancient (really ancient) monitor. I mean those black-and-white (or green-and-white ...) monitors that don't even have greyscale.

    Concerning that type of links: there may be a way but I've no idea besides using a browser.

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    Re: Identifying URLs to download scripts via wget

    Hi,

    sciptassist.pl is a script that makes life easier in installing, managing irssi scripts.

    http://scripts.irssi.org/scripts/scriptassist.pl
    “Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things”
    — Robert A. Heinlein

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