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Search CLI

Small tools to interface with search engine form the command line that has tight integration with the linux X clipboard.

For python 3 installs:

sudo apt install surfraw surfraw-extra xclip python3-tk

For python 2

sudo apt install surfraw surfraw-extra xclip python-tk

install with pip install . or pip install search-cli


  • search or sr: Search from the command line with a backoff to search for what ever is on your clipboard if you don't type anything
  • search_highlighted: Search for the highlighted span.
  • search_gui: Create a text input box and search for entered text with <Enter>
  • search_gui_highlighted: Same as above but seeded with the currently highlighted text.

search_highlighted, search_gui, and search_gui_highlighted are ideal for keybinding.

When the search bar loses focus (you click away) it will automatically close. If you don't like this behavior you can set SR_CLOSE_LOSS_FOCUS to no to stop it.

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