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Surfraw

Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web) provides a Unix command line interface to a variety of popular Web search engines and sites, including Google, Altavista, Wikipedia, Babelfish, Ebay, Wayback, Research Index, Yahoo!, Slashdot, freshmeat, CPAN, dictionaries, weather, currency conversion, and many others.

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  •  12 Mar 2009 04:42

    Release Notes: New search tools were added: ntrs (NASA Tech Reports), scicom (Scientific Commons), springer (journals and books), urban (Urban Dictionary), and aur (ArchLinux User Repository). The excite, cite, and amazon tools were fixed.

    •  14 Sep 2008 14:59

      Release Notes: Surfraw now defaults to graphical mode. The surfraw(1) man page explains how to change the default back. Default browsers are now detected during build. To override this, use the --with-text-browser=BROWSER --with-graphical-browser=BROWSER options of the ./configure script. New search tools were added: piratebay and genportage. Various small fixes were made.

      •  08 Jul 2008 17:35

        Release Notes: New search tools: arxiv (to search arxiv.org) and javasun (to search the Java API docs). Support for archive.debian.net has been added to debpackages and debcontents tools. A -country option has been added to the Google tool. The original port tool has been restored, as the site has returned. All breakages caused by sites that have changed their search interfaces have beeen fixed. URL quoting and surfraw-update-path(1) have been fixed.

        •  11 Mar 2008 17:16

          Release Notes: New elvi: lsm and sunonesearch. Fixed elvi: cddb, cnn, debcontents, deblists, debpackages, freedb, fsfdir, genpkg, and yubnub. The elvis sunsolve has been replaced by sunonesearch. Expanded language/country lists: amazon, ebay, and translate. A new configuration variable SURFRAW_lang has been added. Quoting single quotes in URLs has been fixed.

          •  18 Sep 2007 06:37

            Release Notes: Improvements to core code, bookmark support, and 42 new elvi (website search tools).

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