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Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API

Terminal - Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API
cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext"; }
2009-08-19 02:18:24
User: knoopx
Search commandlinefu.com from the command line using the API

Usage: cmdfu hello world


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext"
2010-08-23 20:25:13
User: potatoface

for me the above command didn't work for more than one argument but this one does

cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$(echo "$@" | sed 's/ /-/g')/$(echo -n $@ | base64)/plaintext" --silent | vim -R - }
2012-02-10 16:26:47
Functions: vim

Search for one/many words on commandlinefu, results in vim for easy copy, manipulation. The -R flag is for readonly mode...you can still write to a file, but vim won't prompt for save on quit.

What I'd really like is a way to do this from within vim in a new tab. Something like

:Tex path/to/file


:cmdfu search terms
cmdfu(){ curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext" --silent | sed "s/\(^#.*\)/\x1b[32m\1\x1b[0m/g" | less -R }
2011-11-08 12:21:06
User: hoodie
Functions: less sed

just like the original - just colored and with less

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What others think

Very nice, but you should use $* instead of $@ here so that searches for multiple words work.

Comment by yogan 359 weeks and 5 days ago

It seems to work fine with $@. I think the two are identical if not in quotes. Presumably curl url encodes the spaces between words.

Comment by johnraff 350 weeks and 3 days ago

That interesting, why does commandlinefu use openssl in it's search urls? Wouldn't it make things simpler and prettier to just use: http://www.commandlinfu.com/commands/matching/$search/plaintext?

Comment by matthewbauer 342 weeks and 6 days ago

why using openssl to base64 encode. Just use the base64 command : $(echo -n $@ | base64)


Comment by dooblem 325 weeks and 2 days ago

Is there any way to change the url to only search for my own favorites, I can get a list of my own commands, but I want to get a list of the commands I have favorited.

Comment by billymoon 238 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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