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Or install surfraw....
Authored by: sao on Oct 09, '02 04:09:28PM

I installed surfraw-1.0.7-1 with Fink to satisfy all my google and other searching needs from terminal.

http://surfraw.sourceforge.net/

"Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims google, altavista, babelfish, dejanews, freshmeat, research index, slashdot and many others from the false-prophet, pox-infested heathen lands of html-forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in unix heartland, as god loving extensions to the shell."

202 Sao @ ~ $ surfraw
W----------------------------- Activate Surfraw defined web-browser
altavista-------------------- Search the web using Altavista (www.altavista.com)
amazon-------------------- Search the amazon.com bookstore
appwatch----------------- Search entries on Appwatch (www.appwatch.com)
ask------------------------- Question the web using Ask Jeeves (www.ask.com)
austlii---------------------- Search Australian Law docs (www.austlii.edu.au)
britannica----------------- Look up word in Encyclopedia Britannica (www.britannica.com)
cite ------------------------- Search computer science papers (www.researchindex.com)
cnn-------------------------- Search on CNN (cnn.com)
currency ------------------ Abuse the Universal Currency Converter (www.xe.net/ucc)
debbugs------------------ Search the debian BTS (bugs.debian.org)
debcontents------------- Search contents of debian packages(packages.debian.org)
debpackages----------- Search debian packages (packages.debian.org)
deja------------------------ Search usenet using Deja News (www.dejanews.com)
excite---------------------- Search on Excite (www.excite.com)
fast------------------------- Search the web using FAST Search (www.alltheweb.com)
filesearching ----------- Search files on filesearching (www.filesearching.com)
freebsd------------------- Search FreeBSD related information (www.freebsd.org)
freshmeat--------------- Search Freshmeat (www.freshmeat.net)
ftpfind--------------------- Search files on ftpfind (www.ftpfind.com)
ftpsearch---------------- Search files on ftpsearch (ftpsearch.lycos.com)
google------------------- Search the web using Google (www.google.com)
jake----------------------- Search journal/databases in jake (jake.med.yale.edu)
netbsd------------------- Search NetBSD related information (www.netbsd.org)
openbsd----------------- Search OpenBSD related information (www.openbsd.org)
pubmed ----------------- Search medical/molbio databases (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
raging-------------------- Search the web using Raging (www.raging.com)
rhyme-------------------- Search for rhymes et al using Lycos Rhyme (rhyme.lycos.com)
scaleplus--------------- Search Australian Law using ScalePlus (scaleplus.law.gov.au)
slashdot---------------- Search stories on Slashdot (www.slashdot.org)
slinuxdoc--------------- Search entries in LDP (www.linuxdoc.org)
sourceforge----------- Search SourceForge (www.sourceforge.net)
stockquote------------- Get a single stock quote (multiple providers)
sundocs---------------- Search docs on Sun.com (docs.sun.com)
sunsolve--------------- Search public docs on Sunsolve (sunsolve.sun.com)
swhois------------------ Search Whois (www.geektools.com)
thesaurus-------------- Look up word in Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus (www.m-w.com)
translate---------------- Translate human languages (various providers)
webster----------------- Look up word in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary (www.m-w.com)
wetandwild------------ Real time weather information (many sources)
woffle------------------- Search the web using Woffle (localhost:8080)
xxx----------------------- Superior XXX, hot and ready to press (arXiv.org)
yahoo------------------- Search Yahoo categories (www.yahoo.com)

I use surfraw in combination with 'launch' (a replacement for "open" also installed with Fink) in order to open the urls in mozilla besides links or w3m and created aliases like the following:

alias go 'google -browser='launch''
alias bri 'britannica -browser='launch''
alias wet 'wetandwild singapore -browser='launch''


Cheers...



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Or install surfraw....
Authored by: imacusr on Oct 09, '02 08:41:58PM

OMG, that is too cool. Downloading now....



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