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Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy

Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy

Posted Jul 24, 2009 12:39 UTC (Fri) by dmag (guest, #17775)
In reply to: Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy by alex
Parent article: Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy

Prism is a small step in that direction. You can turn off the menubars and make a webpage look like an app. But Prism doesn't play well with UNIX: from the command line, you can start it and stop it, not much else.

Uzbl sounds like you'll be able to do neat things: (haven't looked at it, but here's my imagination:) log your clickstream to STDOUT, filter URLs clicked on with a shell script (ad-block implemented in perl regexes), re-implement greasemonkey with "perl -pe 's/foo/bar/g'", etc.

As an aside: I can't use the web without Mozilla's keywords: "g foo" does a google search for foo, "w foo" does a wikipedia search, "imdb foo" does an IMDB lookup, "to foo" uses google maps to tell me how far a way a city is, etc.)


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Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy

Posted Jul 24, 2009 20:39 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

You might like 'surfraw'. It's sort of like Mozilla's keywords /
Konqeror's web shortcuts, only from the command line :)

Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy

Posted Dec 15, 2011 22:28 UTC (Thu) by dashesy (guest, #74652) [Link]

Duckduckgo (DDG) has many many !Bangs for all that keywords, !w for Wiki, !g for Google and \ if you are feeling lucky. If you have DDG in your search bar, you can do that in any browser.

Uzbl: a browser following the UNIX philosophy

Posted Dec 15, 2011 23:12 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

For uzbl at least, I've gathered quite a few nifty shortcuts[1] (the most common as plain bindings, the less used ones with a leading '\').

[1]http://git.benboeckel.net/dotfiles.git/tree/dotfiles/base...


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