Googler, a tool to have Google on the command line


Although the graphical environment in Gnu / Linux has improved a lot, there are still many applications that come out for the command line of our operating system. There are up to web browsers that work on the command line and with great satisfaction on the part of those who use it.

In this case we are going to show you a tool that will be of great interest to many: bringing Google to the command line. This is possible without using the web browser or any attached library, just a tool that it's called googler.

Googler is a tool that shows us the Google results of certain words or phrases that we are looking for. To do this we just have to write the word Googler followed by the word to search and then everything that Google finds will appear. Googler is not an official Google tool, but it is a tool for the command line that connects with Google to display the results.

Unfortunately, Googler only works with distributions that are based on Ubuntu or Debian, the rest of the distributions are not supported yet, but in Github we can find the code to compile it and install it to the distribution that we have. But if we have Ubuntu or Debian or a distribution that is based on them, we can install it by opening a terminal and typing:

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

Once this is done, we only need to type googler followed by the search term. Googler too has the option of man, a help page that will show us the parameters that we can use with this tool. Among them stands out «-n» which will show us only the first 8 Google results, but there are many more.

I personally think that Googler is a great tool, especially for users who do not detach from the Linux terminal, but above all it teaches us that the Linux terminal is something more than a black screen with letters Do not you think?

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  1.   g said

    how striking and interesting

  2.   I'm Greek FanDBZ said

    Good post. But unfortunately I get when trying to put the PPA this:
    "This PPA does not support trusty"
    Unable to add PPA: "This PPA does not support trusty"
    I have LM 17.3 Xfce x64. Can you help me?

  3.   deivis said

    friend I have a doubt by chance open a command to compare two phrases I mean in English look and search these two phrases is to search but one is different than the other, I don't know if you got what I wanted to say