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Old 08-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #1
Weapon S
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Lightbulb [rant] Shell script integrated search engine?!

I just had this crazy idea. What if you had an on-line repository of scripts you could access/search via your shell? They would be ranked by users, so people don't get too much malignant and bad script.
You would type something like:
$ dunno -h "replace all filename extentions"
to get the usage help for the top result for that query. (Or a message no scripts with that description exist.)
$ dunno "replace all filename extentions" actual arguments to script
$ dunno --manual-pick "replace all filename extentions"
Giving feedback:
$ dunno --rate=last-used

Does something like this exist already?
Old 08-23-2013, 03:27 AM   #2
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Donno if they exist or not but that can be done.. provided obne should first decide how to provide that solution.
Old 08-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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An example, change it how you want.
#! /usr/bin/env bash

curl "$@/$(echo -n $@ | openssl base64)/plaintext";

OPTIONS="Search Quit"
echo "Search from shell"
echo "Press Enter at any time to return to menu."
echo "Select an option:"
select opt in $OPTIONS; do

if [ "$opt" = "Quit" ]; then

elif [ "$opt" = "Search" ]; then
echo "Enter search word;"
read search
cmdfu "$search"

echo bad option
Old 08-29-2013, 02:31 AM   #4
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That's seems like a very good start. TBH introduced me to that site too, so double thanks.


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