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+# Omnipipe
+"What if the URL bar supported unix pipe semantics? ex: " | bitly", " | translate english", ..."
+Demo @ [](
+## How does it work?
+Unfortunately Chrome doesn't provide an API to listen to "url submit" events, but we can approximate what this functionality would "feel" like by creating and leveraging a custom search engine. This "search engine" simply takes in the URL and the pipe parameters as a query string, and then does the right thing.
+## Example commands
+* **googl**: Take the input URL, shorten it via shortener and redirect me to the resulting page.
+* **grep**: World's simplest grep.. Download the page, walk over the content line by line and output matching lines.
+For instructions on how to install & use, check [](
+### License
+MIT License - Copyright (c) 2011 Ilya Grigorik

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