Thursday, June 15, 2017

Render HTML from standard input with w3m

From a very long time, I was using the links browser as my default browser. It allows quick testing of a web site with a simple
links -dump
Alas links does not support rendering html from standard input, so I finally switched to w3m, handles that well. So I could do:
cat bla.html | w3m -T text/html -dump
Using curl and any member of the Unix Toolkit gang, you see which possibilities it opens. Oh and UTF-8 works well too !
w3m -T text/html -dump | grep свободная
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