A trivial script:
wcat, which is short for 'web page cat':
#!/bin/sh exec wget -q -O - "$@"
(At some point I may need to add '
-e robots=off' to this, but I
haven't needed it yet.)
I have a flaw when it comes to my little scripts: often, I think that sometime is too small and trivial to bother turning into a script, so I don't for ages. And then when I give in and make the script, I rediscover that automation promotes action, because I start using the new script all over.
This is exactly what's happened with
wcat; now that I have it, I've
been discovering all sorts of situations where it is just what I want,
and I can't imagine how and why I lived without it for so long.
(I suspect that pretty soon I am going to find myself writing
which will just be something like '
wcat "$@" | less'.)