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Hourly updates on bills

So at work I use a lot of bash scripting to allow myself time to do things like catch my breath and occasionally play some video games now and then. Basically I discovered a bunch of command line tools that allow me to get a webpage, and then look for some shit that’s on that webpage, and either return a yea or a nay depending on whether it’s found it. Optionally it’s possible to grab some data from that website and return that instead of just telling me whether or not the webpage is returning the text that it should. This is called “screen scraping”, and I found out how useful it can be a few months ago when my father passed away. Continue reading

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