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Google Search Shell

A programatic interface to Google's search results.

COMMAND LINE USAGE

Place gshell somewhere in your path and make it executable.

Usage: gshell [OPTION]... QUERY
Programatic interface to Google's search resutls.

-c, --count      number of results to return
-n, --number     returns only the nth result
-u, --url        returns only the results' urls
-t, --title      returns only the results' title
-a, --abstract   returns only the results' abstract
-j, --json       format results in json
-f, --no-format  returns results without any additional formatting
    --help      display this message and exit

Examples:
    gshell "American Beauty" // Returns full list of results
    gshell -c3 "American Beauty" // Returns the top three results
    URL=`gshell -fun1 "American Beauty"`; curl $URL // Does an "I'm Feeling Lucky" search and downloads the page

UPDATES

Code is hosted at GitHub: http://github.com/tylerhall/google-shell

LICENSE

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2010 Tyler Hall <tylerhall AT gmail DOT com>

http://clickontyler.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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