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Search google.com on your terminal

Terminal - Search google.com on your terminal
Q="YOURSEARCH"; GOOG_URL="http://www.google.com/search?q="; AGENT="Mozilla/4.0"; stream=$(curl -A "$AGENT" -skLm 10 "${GOOG_URL}\"${Q/\ /+}\"" | grep -oP '\/url\?q=.+?&amp' | sed 's/\/url?q=//;s/&amp//'); echo -e "${stream//\%/\x}"
2013-04-03 09:56:41
User: techie
Functions: echo grep sed
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Search google.com on your terminal

I found this command on a different site and thought you guy might enjoy it. Just change "YOURSEARCH" to what ever you want to search. Example, "Linux Commands"

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
function google { Q="$@"; GOOG_URL='https://www.google.de/search?tbs=li:1&q='; AGENT="Mozilla/4.0"; stream=$(curl -A "$AGENT" -skLm 10 "${GOOG_URL}${Q//\ /+}" | grep -oP '\/url\?q=.+?&amp' | sed 's|/url?q=||; s|&amp||'); echo -e "${stream//\%/\x}"; }
2013-04-05 08:04:15
User: michelsberg
Functions: echo grep sed
Tags: google
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Put it in your ~/.bashrc

usage:

google word1 word2 word3...

google '"this search gets quoted"'

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I took the freedom to submit a mostly copied multi-word verbatim version as a function, here:

https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/12128/

Comment by michelsberg 177 weeks and 1 day ago

yours does not work on bash

Comment by techie 177 weeks and 1 day ago

What does not work? I am using bash here, and it works.

Comment by michelsberg 177 weeks and 1 day ago

Im sorry I could not get it working.. I must be doing something wrong.

Comment by techie 176 weeks and 5 days ago

this used to work well but does not work anymore... I suspect the shellshock bug fix here.

Comment by snaguber 94 weeks and 3 days ago

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