Sunday, June 15, 2008

Goosh.org - NOT an Official Google Shell

After reviewing my statistics today, I found a couple referrals from this website, goosh.org. At first, I did not think much of its Spartan appearance (like I have room to talk). But after tinkering with it awhile, I realized it was pretty darn functional. As you can see below, it behaves similar to a UNIX shell.

By the way, the author of the utility states this is NOT an official Google product! As usual, here is an example run.

Goosh goosh.org 0.4.4-beta #1 Tue, 03 Jun 08 22:59:00 UTC Google/Ajax

Welcome to goosh.org - the unofficial google shell.

This google-interface behaves similar to a unix-shell.
You type commands and the results are shown on this page.

goosh is powered by google.

goosh is written by Stefan Grothkopp (email address deleted)
it is NOT an official google product!

Your language has been set to: en (use lang to change it)
Enter help or h for a list of commands.

guest@goosh.org:/web>
guest@goosh.org:/web> help

help

command aliases parameters function
web (search,s,w) [keywords] google web search
lucky (l) [keywords] go directly to first result
images (image,i) [keywords] google image search
wiki (wikipedia) [keywords] wikipedia search
clear (c) clear the screen
help (man,h,?) [command] displays help text
news (n) [keywords] google news search
blogs (blog,b) [keywords] google blog search
feeds (feed,f) [keywords] google feed search
open (o) open url in new window
go (g) open url
more (m) get more results
in (site) search in a specific website
load load an extension
video (videos,v) [keywords] google video search
read (rss,r) read feed of url
place (places,map,p) [address] google maps search
lang change language
addengine add goosh to firefox search box
translate (trans,t) [lang1] [lang2] google translation
ls [command] lists commands
cd change mode

- Enter green commands without parameters to change default mode.
- Anything that's not a command will search in current default mode.
- Aliases will expand to commands. Numbers will expand to corresponding search results.
- Use cursor up and down for command history.
- Enter keyword and hit the tab-key for tab-completion.

guest@goosh.org:/web> translate english spanish Father's Day
translating "Father's Day" from "english" to "spanish":

"Día del Padre"

guest@goosh.org:/web> t english german Father's Day
translating "Father's Day" from "english" to "german":

"Vatertag"

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