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uk_sponsors.sh

A dirt simple bash script for printing the list of companies licensed to sponsor
Tier 2 and Tier 5 Visas.

Usage

./uk_sponsors.sh

Prints the list of sponsors. Use other unix tools to filter the output, eg grep.

Docker Usage

docker run wamilton/uk_sponsors.sh

If you want to speed things up, consider sharing a volume into /tmp so that the
pdf doesn't have to be downloaded each time.

Details

Uses wget, xidel and pdftohtml to grab the regularly updated pdf linked
from here and pull out the left column of the messy table and print it.

A nicer implementation could do more work to transform the table into
a non-messy table and print decent column output, and perhaps store things in
sqlite or similar with a list of their pdf publication dates. I am not using
this tool to find companies to which to apply, but to decide whether to apply to
a company I'm already considering, so I really just need to know whether a given
company is on the list.

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wamilton
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