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Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

Monday, June 2, 2008
11 years ago8,311 views

And are there any REAL Unix Google utilities?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yest, there is "ping www.google.com"; Basically, it's the best way to know if your internet connexion works :-)

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

as far as I remember even BackTrack had few more command line Google tools

FingerGoogle
QGoogle
Goog-mail

etc
wiki.remote-exploit.org/index. ...

Satan [PersonRank 6]

11 years ago #

When I see stuff like this, I sooo much want for it to be useful. It looks so cool, but I can't see when I'd like to use it.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I used to use yubnub.org for a bit...it's cool because anyone can submit a command shortcut for any site, and the good ones bubble up into the popular list. But eventually I started using Firefox shortcuts more and that made Yubnub unnecessary for me.

Dan Fitch [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Google command line? Yeah, you want surfraw probably. surfraw.alioth.debian.org/

Combine with elinks and screen(1), and stir.

Sebastian [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

How about a command alias for google groups searches?

Scott [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Re Niraj Sanghvi's comment: I'd be interested in learning more about whether Firefox shortcuts (Smart Keywords / Quick Searches) or other shortcuts could replace YubNub for most purposes. But to this point, I've found nothing else with YubNub's power (or potential power) to facilitate Google searches and other web tasks, since YubNub allows combinations of so many building blocks (commands, scripts, Yahoo! Pipes, etc.). I'm looking forward to – and if I have the time and ability, plan to create – commands that use Google APIs (presuming that Google Code's ToS allows it, which I hope it does).

Scott Wegner [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

This would be interesting if it offered the ability to SSH or telnet in from an actual prompt. Links could open in a text-based browser like elinks, or simply have URLs that can copy/pasted to a normal browser.

How cool would it be to get Google Maps directions, or a sleek Gmail interface in a terminal?

xf [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]scott #1: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar is essentially yubnub, plus more, except resident on the Windows desktop.

[put at-character here]scott #2: saved and ran it from my Mac. four files, 60kB, and one of those is 4kB of HTML. bet you could get it to run in Rhino with a little hacking.

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"You are in a web of twisty little hyperlinks, all distracting"

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Scott
How to create keyword search in Firefox
I hope these screenshots are self explanatory, you can use it for any search box on any webpage.


rohit11.com/share/outer-court/ ...



rohit11.com/share/outer-court/ ...



rohit11.com/share/outer-court/ ...

Scott [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Re xf's comment: DSQD looks useful ... but I'm not sure about the "plus more." The interface might be an improvement ... but I see more functionality in YubNub. Maybe something that combines an inviting interface with an ever-expanding functionality is what I'm looking for.

FYI: I've just created the command "goosh" in YubNub. yubnub.org/kernel/man?args=goo ...

Scott [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Re Rohit's comment: Thanks. Firefox shortcuts do seem useful for basic (and also advanced?) searches.

Miss Kay [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I maybe Captain Obvious... but, wouldn't this re-invent Google's search advertising monetization?

Peter [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

At Seth's comment:

:D

Liming [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I did that couple years back (not compatible with safari though, cuz I used the Atlas script).

ajaxlab.com/projects/cmd/index ...

nobody showed any interest, otherwise, I would've transitioned to JQuery /.NET using Ajax, too bad.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Goosh, is it Google Shell? ;)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It appears that the application is being updated daily, the current version number is 0.4.4. now!

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

To everyone commenting on the YubNub interface, there's a number of ways to access it through different integration points and UIs. For instance you can use it within iGoogle, from your Windows command line, through the Google Deskbar, etc.

yubnub.org/documentation/descr ...

[put at-character here]Scott1, it's certainly pretty powerful and could probably do some interesting complex tasks, but I haven't felt a need for complexity beyond Firefox's shortcuts. There isn't typically a need for more than 1 parameter in a query.

battery [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I introduce to another web based shell "daush"

sparcs.kaist.ac.kr/~lurker/dau ...

we use Daum Open API(One of the biggest internet company in korea) as a program.

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