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Re: Googler: A Command Line Tool to Do ‘Google Search’ from Linux Terminal
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 05:03:01 am »
Pretty cool but so far I can't find a way to do advanced searches such as "last 24 hours"

There's also the point that as you're likely gonna want to open the results in a browser, why not just search there ?
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Re: Googler: A Command Line Tool to Do ‘Google Search’ from Linux Terminal
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 10:20:22 am »
Yeah, I dunno.  Works in both bash and zsh, so that's a plus.   ;D

I'm wondering if there is less, or no, tracking taking place since you're searching from CLI.

If that's the case, there would be some benefit(s), I suppose, for security-minded users and/or privacy advocates.

Gonna have to play with it for awhile, to get a better feel ...

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Re: Googler: A Command Line Tool to Do ‘Google Search’ from Linux Terminal
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 10:31:40 am »
Well, without cookies, I don't see how it could collect analytics on you.  However, once you open a search result in a browser, it would start.  But, at least you shouldn't have that while searching.  That's about the only advantage I can think of.  Your search terms, search results, and whatever else it tracks when you search would probably still be logged, since that probably just gets logged with your IP address anyway.  Though, I don't know any of that for certain.

Anyway, it's an interesting toy for people who love that terminal.  As you guys already know, I'm not one of those people.  ;)

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Re: Googler: A Command Line Tool to Do ‘Google Search’ from Linux Terminal
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 10:46:13 am »
Your search terms, search results, and whatever else it tracks when you search would probably still be logged, since that probably just gets logged with your IP address anyway.  Though, I don't know any of that for certain.

Maybe ...

Since it's python-based, I would imagine one could come up with some dandy scripts.

I think I'll install it on my production server, shell into it, and run it remotely.  LoL !   :D

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Re: Googler: A Command Line Tool to Do ‘Google Search’ from Linux Terminal
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 12:15:34 pm »
That's a point its returns could be piped to other commands for sorting or acting upon (need to look at how the returns are formatted), and I guess there's the snooping benefit you both mention :)
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