[TAG] Back issues of lg as pdbs
ben at callahans.org
Mon Mar 1 15:19:12 MSK 2004
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:56:12AM -0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi all,
> I spoke with Thomas on IRC last night about this but it was late and I'm
> not sure I made myself clear.
> I'd like to be able to read the lg on my palm device. Now I know I can
> click the TWDT link on the front page of the site, whereupon some magic
> cgi-bin foo generates a pdb file for me to download. I guess this is
> taking the text version of TWDT and generating the pdb on the fly?
> My question is this. That process is fine and dandy for the current
> release, but I'd like to read older issues on my palm. Can the pdbs be
> made available on the ftp site?
> I could convert the files myself I suppose which would probably involve
> lynxing the TWDT text version of the file and then using "some tool" to
> generate the pdb from the .txt file. However I just wondered if as that
> particular wheel has already been invented, it might save some work?
Nope, there's nothing set up. I'd suggest grabbing "bibelot" from
Freshmeat and converting whichever TWDT you'd like. Here's the simplest
way I can think of:
lynx -dump -nolist http://linuxgazette.net/issueXX/TWDT.html|bibelot -f -t twdtXX.pdb
where XX is the number of the issue. If you wanted to do a bunch of them
in one shot, you could even do a "for" loop:
for n in `seq $first $last`; do ... done
where $first and $last would be the issues that you want to convert.
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