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SearXNG is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from various search services and databases. Users are neither tracked nor profiled.


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Privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine lists ready-to-use running instances.

A user, admin and developer handbook is available on the homepage.

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Are you a developer? Have a look at our development quickstart guide, it's very easy to contribute. Additionally we have a developer documentation.


You can contribute from your browser using GitHub Codespaces:

  • Fork the repository
  • Click on the <> Code green button
  • Click on the Codespaces tab instead of Local
  • Click on Create codespace on master
  • VSCode is going to start in the browser
  • Wait for git pull && make install to appear and then disappear
  • You have 120 hours per month (see also your list of existing Codespaces)
  • You can start SearXNG using make run in the terminal or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B