Googler – Search Google From Linux Terminal

Googler is a Google command line search utility for Linux Ubuntu Systems. Using this users can search Google via Linux Terminal. Learn how to perform Google search from Terminal on Linux Systems.

Googler is a power tool to Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search from the command-line. It shows the title, URL and abstract for each result, which can be directly opened in a browser from the terminal. Results are fetched in pages (with page navigation). Supports sequential searches in a single Googler instance.

Googler was initially written to cater to headless servers without X. You can integrate it with a text-based browser. However, it has grown into a very handy and flexible utility that delivers much more. For example, fetch any number of results or start anywhere, limit search by any duration, define aliases to google search any number of websites, switch domains easily… all of this in a very clean interface without ads or stray URLs. The shell completion scripts make sure you don’t need to remember any options.

Please note that Googler isn’t affiliated to Google in any way.

Features

  • Google Search, Google Site Search, Google News
  • Fast and clean (no ads, stray URLs or clutter), custom color
  • Navigate result pages from omniprompt, open URLs in browser
  • Effortless keyword-based site search with googler @t add-on
  • Fetch n results in a go, start at the nth result
  • Disable automatic spelling correction and search exact keywords
  • Specify duration, country/domain (default: worldwide/.com), language
  • Google keywords (e.g. filetype:mime, site:somesite.com) support
  • Open the first result directly in browser (as in I’m Feeling Lucky)
  • Non-stop searches: fire new searches at omniprompt without exiting
  • HTTPS proxy, User Agent, TLS 1.2 (default) support
  • Man page with examples, completion scripts for Bash, Zsh and Fish
  • Minimal dependencies

Install Googler in Linux Ubuntu

Run the following commands in terminal to install Googler in Linux Ubuntu and its derivatives:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:twodopeshaggy/jarun
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install googler

Once installed, simply use the Googler from Terminal. Using it is very easy. Simply type the argument to search for with the googler command.

For a detailed info, visit:

  • https://github.com/jarun/googler
  • https://launchpad.net/%7Etwodopeshaggy/+archive/ubuntu/jarun/

Googler – Search Google From Linux Terminal originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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