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        Surfraw - Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web
Home Page: [1]http://surfraw.sourceforge.net/


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      Surfraw - Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web

                                 Oh Baybe
                                I need some
                               Deep Linking
                                 Let us go
                            Surfin' in the raw!

  Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of
  popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims
  google, altavista, babelfish, dejanews, freshmeat, research index,
  slashdot and many others from the false-prophet, pox-infested heathen
  lands of html-forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in
  unix heartland, as god loving extensions to the shell.

  Surfraw abstracts the browser away from input. Doing so lets it get on
  with what it's good at. Browsing. Interpretation of linguistic forms
  is handed back to the shell, which is what it, and human beings are
  good at. Combined with netscape-remote or incremental text browsers,
  such as links (http://artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mikulas/links/), w3m
  (http://www.w3m.org/), and screen(1) a Surfraw liberateur is capable
  of navigating speeds that leave GUI tainted idolaters agape with fear
  and wonder.

  For example:

         $ ask why is jeeves gay?
         $ google -results=100 RMS, GNU, which is sinner, which is sin?
         $ austlii -method=phrase dog like
         $ rhyme -method=perfect Julian

  Global options are common to all Surfraw elvi (clients). You can
  get a list of the currently installed elvi by just typing `surfraw'.
  For example:

  $ surfraw
W               -- Activate Surfraw defined web-browser
altavista       -- Search the web using Altavista (www.altavista.com)
amazon          -- Search the amazon.com bookstore
appwatch        -- Search entries on Appwatch (www.appwatch.com)
ask             -- Question the web using Ask Jeeves (www.ask.com)
austlii         -- Search Australian Law docs (www.austlii.edu.au)
britannica      -- Look up word in Encyclopedia Britannica (www.britannica.com)
cite            -- Search computer science papers (www.researchindex.com)
cnn             -- Search on CNN (cnn.com)
currency        -- Abuse the Universal Currency Converter (www.xe.net/ucc)
debbugs         -- Search the debian BTS (bugs.debian.org)
debcontents     -- Search contents of debian packages(packages.debian.org)
debpackages     -- Search debian packages (packages.debian.org)
deja            -- Search usenet using Deja News (www.dejanews.com)
excite          -- Search on Excite (www.excite.com)
fast            -- Search the web using FAST Search (www.alltheweb.com)
filesearching   -- Search files on filesearching (www.filesearching.com)
freebsd         -- Search FreeBSD related information (www.freebsd.org)
freshmeat       -- Search Freshmeat (www.freshmeat.net)
ftpfind         -- Search files on ftpfind (www.ftpfind.com)
ftpsearch       -- Search files on ftpsearch (ftpsearch.lycos.com)
google          -- Search the web using Google (www.google.com)
jake            -- Search journal/databases in jake (jake.med.yale.edu)
linuxdoc        -- Search entries in LDP (www.linuxdoc.org)
netbsd          -- Search NetBSD related information (www.netbsd.org)
openbsd         -- Search OpenBSD related information (www.openbsd.org)
pubmed          -- Search medical/molbio databases (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
raging          -- Search the web using Raging (www.raging.com)
rhyme           -- Search for rhymes et al using Lycos Rhyme (rhyme.lycos.com)
scaleplus       -- Search Australian Law using ScalePlus (scaleplus.law.gov.au)
slashdot        -- Search stories on Slashdot (www.slashdot.org)
sourceforge     -- Search SourceForge (www.sourceforge.net)
stockquote      -- Get a single stock quote (multiple providers)
sundocs         -- Search docs on Sun.com (docs.sun.com)
sunsolve        -- Search public docs on Sunsolve (sunsolve.sun.com)
swhois          -- Search Whois (www.geektools.com)
thesaurus       -- Look up word in Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus (www.m-w.com)
translate       -- Translate human languages (various providers)
webster         -- Look up word in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary (www.m-w.com)
wetandwild      -- Real time weather information (many sources)
woffle          -- Search the web using Woffle (localhost:8080)
xxx             -- Superior XXX, hot and ready to press (arXiv.org)
yahoo           -- Search Yahoo categories (www.yahoo.com)

  All elvi have useful low calorie help, for example:

Usage: rhyme [options] [search words]...
  Surfraw search for rhymes and other word correlations using
  Lycos Rhyme (http://rhyme.lycos.com)
  $ rhyme Julian
  $ rhyme -method=rel surfer
  Hurclean St. Julien.
  surfboarder, bather, natator, swimmer
Local options:
  -method=                      Type of word correlation to search for
          prefect       |       Perfect rhyme
          syn           |       Synonyms
          hom           |       Homophones
          cons          |       Consonsant rhymes only
          rel           |       Semantically related words
          sub           |       Phrases
          spell         |       Similar spellings
          pic           |       Pictures
          shake         |       Match with Shakespeare archives
          def                   Find wordnet definition
                                Default: perfect
                                Environment: SURFRAW_rhyme_method
Global options:
  -browser=EXECUTABLE           Set browser
                                Default: mozilla
  -elvi                         List Surfraw mechanims for conquering evil
  -escape-url-args=yes|no       Apply url escaping to arguments
                                Default: yes
                                Environment: SURFRAW_escape_url_args
  -g | -graphical               Get some windowed sin
  -p0rn=yes|no                  Yes, yes, harder, deeper, faster, oh baybe
                                Default: yes
                                Environment: SURFRAW_p0rn
  -help                         What you're reading now, dude
  -quiet=yes|no                 I can't enjoy it with you talking all the time
                                Default: no
                                Environment: SURFRAW_quiet
  -new[=yes|no]                 Start in a new window
                                Default: no
                                Environment: SURFRAW_new_window
  -t | -text                    Back to the yellow brick road
  -q | -quote                   Quote arguments with " characters
                                Default: no
                                Environment: SURFRAW_quote_args
  -version                      Display Surfraw version (1.0.4)
  Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Julian Assange
  Copyright (c) 2001 Australian Institute for Collaborative Research
  Copyright (c) 2000 Melbourne Institute for Advanced Study

  The system wide configuration file can be found in:

        SURFRAW_global_conf     @sysconfdir@/surfraw.conf

  Where @sysconfdir@ is something like /etc, or /usr/local/etc

  Each user can also specify their own overrides in:

         SURFRAW_conf           $HOME/.surfraw.conf



  Read HACKING. Surfrawize the soul of your favourite internet wonder.
  Join the Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Against the WWW by
  submitting code. Reclaim heathen lands. Bear witness to the
  truth. Its love will set you free.

        - Julian Assange

  $Id: index.html,v 1.5 2001/12/23 10:15:17 proff Exp $
    [3]Julian Assange
   Last modified: Sun Dec 23 21:02:17 EST 2001


   1. http://surfraw.sourceforge.net/
   2. ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/proff/surfraw-1.0.7.tar.gz
   3. mailto:proff-projects-surfraw@iq.org

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