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Just a simple [] guy, hacking Perl for fun and profit since way back in the last millenium. You may find me hanging around in the monestary [].

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Tuesday June 20, 2006
07:53 PM

Silly time waster

[ #29982 ]

perl -nle '/(.*?)(us)$/ && print "http://$1.$2"' /usr/share/dict/words

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  • This works on my Mac (change "/usr/bin/open" to the right command on your system). It searches the dictionary for words ending in "us". It picks a random one from that list, checks if it's a valid web host, and opens a browser tab to that site. Everytime it finds a host, it sleeps for 15 minutes to give you time to enjoy the site.

    My first find was []

    #!perl -w
    use strict;
    use Socket;
    use LWP::Simple qw(head);
    $| = 1;
    open my $fh, ';
    close $fh;
    print "Found ".@words." candidates\n";
    while (@words
    • Uhh, sorry, slashcode ate my open() command. Take 2:

      #!perl -w
      use strict;
      use Socket;
      use LWP::Simple qw(head);
      $| = 1;
      open my $fh, '<', '/usr/share/dict/words';
      my @words = grep {/us$/m} ;
      close $fh;
      print "Found ".@words." candidates\n";
      while (@words > 0) {
            my $word = splice @words, int(rand scalar @words), 1;
            (my $host = $word) =~ s/us\s*\z/.us/s;
            print '.';
            next if (!inet_aton($host));
            my $url = "http