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SURFRAW(1)                  General Commands Manual                 SURFRAW(1)



NAME
       surfraw - a fast unix command line interface to WWW services

SYNOPSIS
       surfraw [options] search_words...

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page documents briefly the surfraw commands.  This manual
       page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.  It could be incomplete
       and/or not so up-to-date.
       See /usr/share/doc/surfraw/README for documentation.

       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, 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.

OPTIONS
       Global options:


       -help  Show summary of options (local options too).

       -version
              Show version of program.

       -browser=EXECUTABLE
              Set browser (default: links)

       -elvi  Display a list of other Surfraw mechanims for conquering evil

       -escape-url-args=yesno
              Apply url escaping to arguments (default: yes)

       -p0rn=yesno
              Yes, yes, harder, deeper, faster, oh baybe (default: yes)

       -qquote
              Bracket arguments with

       -quiet=yesno
              I can't enjoy it with you talking all the time (default: no)

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Christian Surchi <csurchi@debian.org>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).




                                  mar 3, 2002                       SURFRAW(1)