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Search Google from the command line

Terminal - Search Google from the command line
curl -A Mozilla http://www.google.com/search?q=test |html2text -width 80
2009-07-16 22:41:55
User: Neo23x0
Search Google from the command line

Adjust Google domain and window width


There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

How to get more than 10 results at a shot ?

Comment by unixmonkey4697 414 weeks and 1 day ago

Using lynx:

lynx -dump http://www.google.com/search?q=test
Comment by elzapp 414 weeks and 1 day ago

nice one!!

Comment by Giancarlo 414 weeks and 1 day ago

The same, but auto-adjusts terminal width:

curl -A Mozilla http://www.google.com/search?q=test |html2text -width $COLUMNS

Comment by flipouk 414 weeks and 1 day ago

cool, but at that point you can't click on anything :P

Comment by linuxrawkstar 414 weeks and 1 day ago

added to .bashrc or the like for easy access

function goog() { curl -A Mozilla http://www.google.com/search?q=$1 |html2text -width $COLUMNS; }

Comment by eGGstain 413 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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