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search google on any OS

Terminal - search google on any OS
google "search terms" #see description for more details
2011-07-04 09:37:39
User: husmanahmed
Functions: more
0
search google on any OS

Inspired by: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/8744/search-google-on-os-x

#!/bin/bash if [ -n "$1" ] then firefox 'http://www.google.com/search?q="'$1'"' else firefox 'http://www.google.com' fi

Ive aliased this script as 'google' on my system and I can type 'google "search terms"' to open firefox with my search terms. My first post here, if there are any improvements to be made please let me know in the comments.

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function google () { st="$@"; open "http://www.google.com/search?q=${st}"; }
2014-05-07 03:14:05
User: plasticphyte
3

Searches Google, but requires no "", and will also search all terms input in the CL, eg:

> google foo bar

returns search URL "

You could also use awk to replace all spaces with a +, which is how the Google search handles spaces, but that makes it more than one line.

alias google='open http://www.google.com/search?q="'
2011-06-29 20:23:20
Functions: alias
1

Syntax:

google query_with_spaces "

so, make sure to end your query with a double quote

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