How To Install & Use Googler in Ubuntu 16.04/18.04

We explain how to install the Googler application through commands in Ubuntu to get results in the terminal as if we were navigating in Google.

There is no doubt that the most used search engine worldwide is Google for various reasons such as:

  • Simplicity of use
  • Extensive databases
  • Millions of results in seconds
  • Support and security

What is Googler?

Googler is a tool developed to allow us to obtain millions of results in the Linux terminal just as if we were facing the classic Google graphical interface. It has been developed to link the search to Google (news and general searches) and Google Search.

Among the main features of Googler we have

  • Possibility of custom colors
  • Quick search without ads
  • Search on various sites such as Google, Google News, and Google Search
  • Possibility of opening URLs in the browser
  • It is possible to disable automatic spell checking and set the keyword search
  • Specify parameters such as domains, duration, country, etc.
  • Google Keyword Support
  • Supports TLS 1.2 and HTTPS
  • It has minimal dependencies
  • It can be integrated with a text-based browser

Googler Install

For this tutorial, we will use Ubuntu 16.04. To install Googler, it will be necessary to install a secure PPA repository by executing the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:twodopeshaggy/jarun

Once the repository is installed, we update the system using the following command:

sudo apt-get update

Finally, we install Googler by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install googler

Another way how we can install Googler in other distros is in the following way.
Download the latest version of Googler at the following link:

Then execute the following commands in their order:

cd Downloads

wget -c

tar -xvf v2.9.tar.gz

cd googler-2.9

sudo make install

cd auto-completion/bash/

sudo cp googler-completion.bash /etc/bash_completion.d/

How To Use Googler in Ubuntu

Once Googler is installed it will be time to check its multiple benefits at the web search level. To start using Googler in Ubuntu, we will execute the following:

  • googler

The result obtained will be the following:

We can search for a specific topic in a domain, for example, we will e, introduce the following:

googler -n 6 -w \"Ubuntu\"
  • -n (num): Tells Googler how many results to display
  • -w: Enable the website, in this case, to perform the search.

To perform a search where we display the latest news of a particular topic, using Google Search, we will execute the following syntax in this case looking for the most recent Ubuntu news:

googler -N Ubuntu

Let's take full advantage of this important and innovative application for everything related to Google search.

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