find co-ordinates of a location

findlocation() { place=`echo $* | sed 's/ /%20/g'` ; curl -s "$place" | grep -e "address" -e "coordinates" | sed -e 's/^ *//' -e 's/"//g' -e 's/address/Full Address/';}
Alternative to with $* instead of $1 so no need to quote multi-word locations
Sample Output
$ findlocation Google Headquarters
Full Address: Google European Headquarters, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin, Co. Dublin City, Ireland,
coordinates: [ -6.2363000, 53.3407000, 0 ]

2010-10-18 21:38:20

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  • Just add this to your .bashrc file. Use quotes when query has multiple word length. Show Sample Output

    findlocation() { place=`echo $1 | sed 's/ /%20/g'` ; curl -s "$place" | grep -e "address" -e "coordinates" | sed -e 's/^ *//' -e 's/"//g' -e 's/address/Full Address/';}
    shadyabhi · 2010-10-18 21:11:42 9
  • Just a few minor changes. First the usage of lynx instead of curl so no sed is needed to revert the spaces. Then the usages of egrep instead of grep -e to save a few characters and last the removal of the extra 0. Show Sample Output

    findlocation() {place=`echo $@`; lynx -dump "$place" | egrep "address|coordinates" | sed -e 's/^ *//' -e 's/"//g' -e 's/address/Full Address/';}
    houghi · 2010-10-18 21:59:26 0
  • Just copy and paste the code in your terminal. Note : sudo apt-get for debian versions , change as per your requirement . Source :

    sudo wget -c "" && bzip2 -cd nmap-5.00.tar.bz2 | tar xvf - && cd nmap-5.00 && ./configure && make && sudo make install
    hemanth · 2009-07-26 11:36:53 3

What Others Think

It's possible to shorten this quite a bit: findlocation(){ curl -s "$@" | grep "address\|coordinates" | sed 's/^ *\|"//g;s/address/Full Address/';}
eightmillion · 616 weeks and 2 days ago
Actually, although it's only one character shorter, you can also combine the grep and sed: findlocation(){ curl -s "$@" | sed -n '/address\|coordinates/{s/^ *\|"//g;s/address/Full Address/;p}';}
eightmillion · 616 weeks and 2 days ago

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