Search Google.com from the Linux command line

You can search Google.com 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 http://www.google.com/search?q=Linux |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 http://www.google.com/search?q=$* | html2text -width 80; }

Now you can just google linux

Reference: http://tips4linux.com/search-googlecom-from-the-linux-command-line/

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