Linux is gaining popularity day after day and it is not a completely geek stuff anymore(since we see normal people using Linux now). Every one of us uses google alot. We use Google to find answers to most simple ones to complex questions. If you are a Linux user and uses Google a lot, there is a more geeky way to search the web, since Linux users have a way to do things differently.
You can actually perform a Google search from Linux terminal. To do so, we use a utility knows as Googler. Here is how to use it.
How to Install Googler
The very first step you, would start with is by installing Googler. To install Googler, we have two methods.We are now installing it from source code and installation package. Since Googler is written in Python, make sure you have least Python 3.3 installed on your computer.
Installing from the source code:
git clone https://github.com/jarun/googler.git
sudo make install
sudo cp googler-completion.bash /etc/bash_completion.d/
Installing from the installation package
This si another way to install Googler. Here we will show you how to install Googler from installation package on Ubuntu 16.10. You can download the package from here. Type the below mentioned code in your terminal.
sudo dpkg -i googler_2.7-1_all.deb
Performing Google Search
Once you have installed Googler on your computer, it is time to perform a basic Google search from the terminal. For example, if you want to search information with the keyword named “Brad Delson”, just type the following command and you will see the result.
googler Brad Delson
You can use “p” and “n” to navigate to the previous page and next page of the Google Search result.
If you may want to search for the latest news about something, then just type the below mentioned command and hit enter.
googler -N Barcelona