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@mftrhu
Last active Jun 28, 2019
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A simple shell script to get Google search results on the terminal
#! /bin/sh
split () {
awk -F "$1" "{print \$$2}" -
}
between () {
split "$1" 2 | split "$2" 1
}
bold () {
sed -r -e "s|<b>|$(tput bold)|g" \
-e "s|</b>|$(tput sgr0)|g"
}
strip_html () {
sed -r -e 's|</?[a-z]+>||g'
}
search_url="https://encrypted.google.com/search?q="
user_agent="Lynx/2.8.9dev.8 libwww-FM/2.14 SSL-MM/1.4.1 GNUTLS"
download () {
echo "${search_url}$@" | \
wget --user-agent="${user_agent}" -q -O- -i- | \
tr '\n' ' ' | \
sed -r -e 's|</a>|</a>\n|g' -e 's|[ \t]+| |g'
}
counter=0 download "$@" | \
while read -r line; do
line=$(printf "%s" "$line" | between '<p><a href="/' '<table>')
url=$(printf "%s" "$line" | between '?q=' '&amp;')
[ -z "$url" ] && continue
counter=$((counter + 1))
txt=$(printf "%s" "$line" | between '">' '</a' | bold | strip_html)
printf "[%3d] %s\n <%s>\n" "$counter" "$txt" "$url"
done
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