This blog post explains how to quickly generate a few junk HTML pages. I personally needed something like this when I was testing a few of my web app ideas. To start, ensure you’re using something similar to BASH version
4.4.12 (you check what you have using
First, we’ll use a
for loop to make a few empty files.
for page in index.html about.html contact.html; do touch $page; done
Then, we’ll use
tee to inject some a few simple HTML tags into each page.
echo -e "<html>\n<body>Hello world\n</body>\n</html>" | tee *.html
A cleaner method would be to hit
[enter] immediately after the first
" and then, book-end your command sentence with
" | tee *.html.
echo -e " <html> <body> <h1>Hello world!</h1> </body> </html> " | tee *.html
Finally, to append any additional content, use
sed. Here, I’m telling
sed to edit each HTML page in-place and start appending (
/a) content after the line containing
sed -i "/<h1>Hello world!</h1>/a foo" *.html