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  surfraw amazon -search=books -country=en -q Stanislaw Lem  
 
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t o searching this wiki or the aur:
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   sr aur yaourt
 
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  sr archwiki surfraw
  
 
For a full list of web site search scripts see: [http://surfraw.alioth.debian.org/#elvilist List of Elvi]
 
For a full list of web site search scripts see: [http://surfraw.alioth.debian.org/#elvilist List of Elvi]

Revision as of 21:48, 26 June 2013

surfraw provides a fast UNIX command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines. Surfraw was originally created by Julian Assange.

Installation

Install surfraw from the official repositories.

Configuration

Surfraw uses the default browser to open the result. The behaviour can be customized via ~/.surfraw.conf

SURFRAW_graphical_browser=/usr/bin/chromium
#SURFRAW_text_browser=/usr/bin/elinks
SURFRAW_graphical=yes

Usage

Surfraw consists of a collection of shell scripts, called elvi, each of which searches a specific web site.

To see the list of elvi type:

surfraw -elvi

You can call surfraw in full, or the shortened form:

sr duckduckgo Archlinux 

You can also add surfraw to your $PATH to call the elvi directly.

There are over 100 elvi available for searching the web, e.g. from amazon:

surfraw amazon -search=books -country=en -q Stanislaw Lem 

To search the aur:

 sr aur yaourt

To search this wiki:

 sr archwiki surfraw

For a full list of web site search scripts see: List of Elvi