Command-line Google dork tool. This is an early predecessor to dorkbot, which may be more useful:
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LICENSE Create LICENSE Jul 16, 2017 fix typo May 30, 2015 Add ability to search a single domain within CSE (via siteSearch) Jan 6, 2017


Command-line Google dork tool.

dork-cli performs searches against a Google custom search engine and returns a list of all the unique page results it finds, optionally filtered by a set of dynamic page extensions. Any number of additional query terms / dorks can be specified. dork-cli was designed to be piped into an external tool such as a vulnerability scanner for automated testing purposes.


In order to use this program you need to configure at a minimum two settings: a Google API key and a custom search engine id.

Custom Search Engine:

  • Create a custom search engine via
  • Add your desired domain(s) under "Sites to search"
  • Click "Search engine ID" button to reveal the id, or grab it from the "cx" url paramter

API key:

  • Open the Google API console at
  • Enable the Custom Search API via APIs & auth > APIs
  • Create a new API key via APIs & auth > Credentials > Create new Key
  • Select "Browser key", leave HTTP Referer blank and click Create


$ ./ -h
usage: [-h] [-e ENGINE] [-f [FILETYPES]] [-k KEY] [-m MAX_QUERIES]
                   [-s SLEEP]
                   [T [T ...]]

Find dynamic pages via Google dorks.

positional arguments:
  T                     additional search term

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -e ENGINE, --engine ENGINE
                        Google custom search engine id (cx value)
  -f [FILETYPES], --filetypes [FILETYPES]
                        File extensions to return (if present but no
                        extensions specified, builtin dynamic list is used)
  -k KEY, --key KEY     Google API key
  -m MAX_QUERIES, --max-queries MAX_QUERIES
                        Maximum number of queries to issue
  -s SLEEP, --sleep SLEEP
                        Seconds to sleep before retry if daily API limit is
                        reached (0=disable)


  • NOTE: including -f/--filetypes without an argument, e.g. followed by --, defaults to filtering by a builtin list of dynamic file extensions.
$ ./ inurl:login
$ ./ --filetypes -- inurl:id
$ ./ --filetypes=php,aspx intitle:login inurl:admin

API Limitations

The free Google API limits you to 100 searches per day, with a maximum of 10 results per search. This means if you configure to return 100 results, it will issue 10 queries (1/10th of your daily limit) each time it is run. You have the option to pay for additional searches via the Google API console. At the time of writing, signing up for billing on the Google API site gets you $300 free to spend on API calls for 60 days.