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Word of the Day

Posted in Internet by corypina 1138 days ago

Pulls the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com's RSS feed.

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Example (Date not included in Geeklet).

Geeklet files to download

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corypina 1117 days ago
There seems to be a problem with Dictionary.com's RSS feed (July 1, 2011). If you're getting a "302 Found" message, you're not alone. I expect it to solve itself.
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stevenuzum 1052 days ago
Is there anyway to split the word and the definition. I'd like to be able to have the word large and the definition small over the top. New to all this Geektool stuff.
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themattman 974 days ago
Sorry you can't it comes from the website so you would have to have them do that which Sadly is almost imposible
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ifuxusux 924 days ago
First, create two shell geeklets. Then, for the word geeklet, use the script below:

'#!/bin/bash

thing="curl --silent 'http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/wotd.rss' | grep -E '(title>|description>)' | tail -1 | \

sed -e 's///' -e 's///'"

set -- $thing

foo=$1

shift

bar=$@

echo "$foo"'

And for the other, use $bar on the last line instead of $foo, which will give the definition.

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