Google Search Command Line Interface is possible – a basic Perl script can list the websites or you can use an unix-shell like web interface to perform search. Goosh is the prototype example of such Google Search Command Line Interface. For unknown reason, the Google Project page of Goosh is not available anymore. However there are forked versions.
Google Search Command Line Interface : Web Interface
The possibly most widely known Google Search Command Line Interface with a Web Interface, which is free is Goosh :
You can get such a thing from my forked repository :
Usage of this Google Search Command Line Interface :
Download the above package as compressed file. Extract it. Double click the index.html file to open on your browser :
The sceenshot is self explanatory.
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Google Search Command Line Interface : CLI
A basic version of Google Search Command Line Interface for running from Terminal / iTerm2 is also available as a simple Perl script :
As you can see, there is a script named search.pl ; basically you need to download / copy paste (and save) that file only. Change directory to the folder where the script is and run command in this format (for OS X Perl script run with perl command) :
perl search.pl searchterm
searchterm is the term you want to search. It will give you a list of Google search web page on Terminal :
This is all about Google Search Command Line Interface. If you know any advanced Google Search Tool that works from pure Command Line Interface, let us know via comments.