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Ask wikipedia from command line using Ruby

 

require 'open-uri'
require 'json'

language = 'en'

print 'What do you need to know? : '
article = URI::encode gets.chomp

request_url = "http://#{language}.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=parse&page=#{article}&format=json&prop=text§ion=0"

open(request_url) do |file|
  content = JSON.parse(file.read())['parse']['text'].first[1]
  content_text = content.gsub(/<\/?[^>]+>/, '')
  content_text = content_text.gsub(/[[:space:]]+/, ' ')
  content_text = content_text.gsub(/&#[0-9]+;/,'')
  content_text = content_text.gsub(/\[[0-9]+\]/,'')
  puts content_text
end
{{ tag }}, {{tag}},

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}
{{ parent.authors[0].realName || parent.author}}

{{ parent.authors[0].tagline || parent.tagline }}

{{ parent.views }} ViewsClicks
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{{parent.nComments}}