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}"

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"

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By: techie
2013-04-03 09:56:41

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  • Put it in your ~/.bashrc usage: google word1 word2 word3... google '"this search gets quoted"' Show Sample Output


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    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}"; }
    michelsberg · 2013-04-05 08:04:15 2

What Others Think

Thanks! I took the freedom to submit a mostly copied multi-word verbatim version as a function, here: https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/12128/
michelsberg · 267 weeks and 2 days ago
yours does not work on bash
techie · 267 weeks and 2 days ago
What does not work? I am using bash here, and it works.
michelsberg · 267 weeks and 2 days ago
Im sorry I could not get it working.. I must be doing something wrong.
techie · 266 weeks and 6 days ago
this used to work well but does not work anymore... I suspect the shellshock bug fix here.
snaguber · 184 weeks and 3 days ago

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