an obsessive-compulsive disorder
As regular readers may be aware, I have downloaded the 'printthread' version of threads I've posted on. In the past, I've created a script to process email notification dumps to create pages of URLs to download, but I had to do this by hand, which was very tedious.
Now I've discovered the Unix/Linux command 'curl', which will fetch an http page, and, if so instructed, will save it to a file.
So, with a bit of modification of some scripts, I can now automate the process to create a script to call curl for each page I want, and then have it go off and get the pages for me.
Oh, and, due to the loss on my email notifications a while back, I've also written a script to parse my profile pages that control notifications, so that I have been able to find the threads I haven't received an email for.
I've just grabbed 304 threads in very little time...
Aren't computers wonderful things?
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