Update : Released 4.1 with cast/director/rating code update.
I am happy to announce the version 4 of IMDB movie fetcher. This release contains two new features and many bug fixes. This release adds colored output and “similar title” suggestions.
Arch Linux aur package is here . Download it and follow below steps
tar zxvf imdbmoviefetcher.tar.gz
sudo pacman -U imdbmoviefetcher-4.0-1-any.pkg.tar.xz
At present there is no package available for other distros. You can download and install using the installer provided with the package.
tar zxvf imdbmoviefetcher-v4.0.tar.gz
su -c “./installer.sh”
If you are using sudo to get root privilege, use
This application supports three options
-v : gives the version of the script
-h : shows the help page
-t [arg] : Pass the movie title as argument. It is recommended to quote the name as shown in the example below
Example : imdb-mf.sh -t “startship troopers”
The new version comes with a new configuration file, using that you can customize the colored output. The global configuration file will be located at /etc/imdb-mf.conf. You can create a .imdb-mf.conf in your home directory to override the values in global configuration file. I will explain the parameters and their values in the configuration file. It will looks like :
Parameters and values
There are 4 parameters supported by the configuration file. You can see them above. If you want colored output, set INEEDCOLOR to 1, or set that to 0, if you don’t want a colored output. The other three parameters controls the color of different section of the output. You can change the color by changing their values. Supported values are
Note: Values are case sensitive
The default setting will give red color for titles, green for data and cyan for link. It will looks like.
You can always change the values to one specified above to change the color.
Changing the values in configuration file
There are two methods
1. You can edit the global configuration file at /etc/imdb-mf.conf
2. You can copy the file to your home directory and change that.
Try it and leave your feedback @ http://www.mutexes.org/imdb-movie-fetcher/