Search from the Linux command line

You can search from the Linux command line without using a CLI web browser like lynx or Elinks. All you need is the curl and html2text packages installed. Then you issue the following command:

curl -A Mozilla |html2text -width 80

where you can replace Linux with another keyword of your choice. The results will be displayed in your console application with a width of 80.

I have created a bash shell function for this:

google() { curl -A Mozilla$* | html2text -width 80; }

Now you can just google linux



  • blog/search_google.com_from_the_linux_command_line.txt
  • Last modified: 2009/08/11 08:09
  • by brb