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       clivescan - the video link scanning utility for clive


       clivescan [option]... [URL]...


       clivescan is an utility that scans video pages for video links and uses
       clive(1) (or <cclive(1)> to extract them. It scans for both video page
       and embedded video links.

       Historically, the video link scanning feature was written in
       Python/Newt and was part of clive(1). This feature was originally
       removed in clive 2.0 and later rewritten in Perl/Tk as part of the
       clive-utils project which is a set of additional utilities for


       You may freely mix different option styles, or specify options after
       the command-line arguments. For example:
         % clivescan -c /usr/local/bin/clive --opts=mp4 URL -a

       You may also put several options together that do not require
       arguments.  For example:
         % clivescan -aXc /usr/local/bin/clive URL

       Which is equivalent to:
         % clivescan -a -X -c /usr/local/bin/clive URL


       -h, --help
           Show help and exit.

       -v, --version
           Show version and exit.

       -c, --clive=path
           path to clive(1) command. If unspecified, clivescan will attempt to
           locate it in the $PATH. Additionally, the CLIVE_PATH environment
           variable can be used.

       -o, --opts=opts
           opts to append to clive call. See clive(1) for more on the
           available options.

       -a, --all
           Grab all videos without prompting the GUI. Note that users without
           X can use this option to workaround the X requirement.

       -r, --recall
           Recall the last input.

       -s, --selected
           Re-extract the last video selection.

       -n, --no-strict
           This option provides a workaround for some search pattern issues
           that are known to occur. For example:
            % clivescan ""

           Does not return any videos even though the page lists
           them.  This happens because clivescan assumes that the domain
  can be found in the URL. To override this restrictive
           default behaviour:
            % clivescan -n

       -p, --paste
           Paste URL input data from clipboard.

       HTTP Options

       -U, --agent=string
           Identify as string to the HTTP server. Defaults to "Mozilla/5.0".

       -y, --proxy=address
           Use address for HTTP proxy, e.g. http://foo:1234. If http_proxy
           environment variable is defined, it will be used.

       -X, --no-proxy
           Do not use the defined HTTP proxy (--proxy, config or http_proxy).


       Typical use:
           % clivescan

       Multiple scan URLs:
           % cat >> url.lst

           % cat url.lst | clivescan

       Set path to clive(1) with video extraction options:
           % clivescan --clive=/usr/local/bin/clive --opts="-f mp4" URL

       Grab all found videos without prompting:
           % clivescan --all

           Note that users without X can also use this.


       clivescan searches the ~/.config/clive-utils directory for the config
       file.  You can override this by setting the CLIVESCAN_HOME environment

           Configuration file.

           GUI preferences (e.g. fonts, window position, sash coords, ...).

           Last input.

           Last video selection.


       clive(1) cclive(1) clivefeed(1) clivepass(1)


       Project page:

       Development repository can be cloned with:
         % git clone git://

       For release announcements, subscribe to the project at:


       Written by Toni Gundogdu <>