[PD] Retrieving Text form a URL | Webpage
mark edward grimm
mgrimm at syr.edu
Sat Apr 26 00:22:53 CEST 2008
hmmm ... [shell] crashes pd when it bangs "DONE"
intel 2.16 ghz
...although i can hit "ignore" and continue working.
--- IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> mark edward grimm wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Didn't find any results on search...
> > Do we know a way to retrieve/grab Text from a
> > webpage/url in PD...
> > ... then write it to a textfile maybe? or insert
> > a list.
> you don't have to use Pd, you could just do
> "wget [URL] > myfile.txt"
> you can run this from within Pd (using [shell]) or
> create a small server
> that communicates with Pd using netsend/netreceive
> (or whatever you
> prefer). i have posted examples on how to the latter
> on this list before
> (so see the archives).
> i have used this method extensively to display
> websites within Pd (e.g.
> for http://umlaeute.mur.at/projects/surf-the-net)
> an alternative method is to use the [tcpclient]
> object of mrpeach; the
> help-patch even shows how to access a website.
mark edward grimm | m.f.a | ed.m
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