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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 is 1 alternative - 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 325 weeks and 2 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 316 weeks 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 308 weeks and 3 days ago

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


Comment by dooblem 290 weeks and 6 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 203 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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