Googler for Google search in lunix cli

Google Search in Linux CLI

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  1. How to install Googler
  2. Summary

Performing a Google search on Linux through the command line interface is no longer a fancy gimmick, as Linux is gaining popularity among regular users.

Googler is a powerful multifunctional tool written in Python. This tool allows you to access Google searches through the Linux command line (terminal).

Googler provides the following information:

  • headers;
  • URLs;
  • page descriptions;
  • page navigation.

Googler provides integration with any web browser, allowing you to seamlessly open the desired site after performing a search.

Below is an example of a search using the Googler tool for the Linux command line:

Use Google for search through the Linux CLI

How to install Googler

Users of Ubuntu Linux and its derivatives, such as Linux Mint, Xubuntu, can install Googler using the following commands:

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

To start Googler, enter the following command:

googler --count {count of results} --exact {search query}

Summary

Googler is a very easy-to-use tool that you can use to do a search from the Linux command line. Of course, it is not the most convenient way to search, since you can just open a browser, but in many situations, searching in the Googler CLI will be faster.

Pros

  • convenience
  • search speed
  • availability
  • interface

Cons

  • cross platform
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