gutenfetch

GUTENFETCH(1)               General Commands Manual              GUTENFETCH(1)



GUTENFETCH
       gutenfetch - Retrieve listings and books availiable from project
       gutenberg.


SYNOPSIS
       gutenfetch [options]


OPTIONS
       -h     Display usage and version.


       -v     Turn on verbose error reporting.


       -q     Turn off error reporting.


       -o   <file>

              Direct output to a file, '-' is stdout, stdout is default.


       -s   <server>

              Force the use of a particular server.  The form must be in the
              form of '[http|ftp]://some.server.name/root/to/gutenberg/books/'


       -l     List all books availiable on the gutenberg server.  Consider
              using grep on the output to narrow the list such as

              gutenfetch -l | grep -i 'alice' | less

              to find "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll


       -f   <file>

              Fetch an etext off of the server.   To fetch and read "Alice in
              Wonderland" you would use this command.

              gutenfetch -f alice | less

              In the book listings, you will see a filename in the form of
              basexxxx.xxx.  For gutenfetch to retrieve the file the base of
              this filename must be given without x's.  gutenfetch will then
              try to retrieve the first base*.zip file it finds on the server.
              It will then unzip the file and write its output to stdout or a
              file.


RESOURCES
       gutenfetch makes use of three external programs grep , wget and unzip.
       If one of these programs is not availiable, gutenfetch will fail.


DIAGNOSTICS
       gutenfetch will return a value of 1 on success and a value of 0 if
       something went wrong.  This could be useful if you are building an
       application on top of gutenfetch.


SEE ALSO
       wget(1) , grep(1) , unzip(1)


COPYRIGHT
       gutenfetch is Copyright (c) 2001 Russell Francis.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA


BUGS
       Nope.


AUTHORS
       Russell Francis <rf358197@oak.cats.ohiou.edu>



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