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Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims google, altavista, dejanews, freshmeat, research index, slashdot and many others from the false-prophet, pox-infested heathen lands of html-forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in unix heartland, as god loving extensions to the shell.
Surfraw abstracts the browser away from input. Doing so lets it get on with what it's good at. Browsing. Interpretation of linguistic forms is handed back to the shell, which is what it, and human beings are good at. Combined with incremental text browsers, such as links, w3m (or even lynx), and screen(1), or netscape-remote a Surfraw liberateur is capable of research speeds that leave GUI tainted idolaters agape with fear and wonder.
Previous releases placed the elvi (tools to search websites) in /usr/bin, which caused namespace problems. Surfraw has been rearranged so the elvi are in a separate directory (/usr/lib/surfraw) and no longer in your path. To run an elvis now, use: surfraw elviname [options] searchterms sr is an alias for surfraw, so you could do, for example: sr google -lucky my 200 monkeys If you wish to re more»
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Useful example code. * uzbl_load_url_from_surfraw Integrates surfraw with uzbl (see www.uzbl.org). Contributed by Sumant Oemrawsingh.
surfraw (2.1.7) unstable; urgency=low The opensearch elvis has been split off into a new package: more»
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ELVI(1sr) ELVI(1sr) NAME elvi - surfraw(1 more»
SURFRAW-UPDATE-PAUser)Contributed Perl DocumenSURFRAW-UPDATE-PATH(1) NAME surfraw-update-p more»
SURFRAW(1) SURFRAW(1) NAME surfraw - a fast more»