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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Googler A Command Line tool for ‘Google Search’ from Linux Terminal (Ubuntu)

Hey Ubuntu geek here is something that might be new for you and this might be quite interesting as well. If you want to search from the command line and jump to a user-definable browser for results then try Googler. Googler is a powerful, feature-rich and Python-based command line tool for accessing Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search within the Linux terminal. 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. Googler is a single standalone script, so you could download just a single file if you'd like to. This tool is not associated with google in any way.

Note: Googler is not in any way associated to Google. 

For installation of googler type the following command on your terminal screen.

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

If this method do not work on your PC then do try this method as well or you can do as in video. 
First download latest version of Googler from: download here Note:(at the time writing the latest version was v2.9). Then type the following commands on your terminal screen

cd Downloads
wget -c 
tar -xvf v2.9.tar.gz
cd googler-2.9
sudo make install
cd auto-completion/bash/
sudo cp googler-completion.bash /etc/bash_completion.d/ 
Thank you! I have tried this only in Ubuntu this works fine from 12.04 to 17.10. Comment your queries. Do like Share and Subscribe for similar interesting blogs and videos.


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