Install Googler on Raspberry Pi

Googler is a tool that enables to search on Google via command line. This tool displays title, URL and short summary for each search result. Googler is written using Python programming language.

This tutorial shows how to install Googler on Raspberry Pi.

Install Googler

Connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH. Retrieve the latest version tag of Gooler release from GitHub and assign this tag to variable.

GOOGLER_VERSION=$(curl -s "https://api.github.com/repos/jarun/googler/releases/latest" | grep -Po '"tag_name": "v\K[0-9.]+')

Googler is a single script. So download this script from Googler repository and place it to /usr/local/bin directory.

sudo curl -o /usr/local/bin/googler "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jarun/googler/v${GOOGLER_VERSION}/googler"

Give required permissions to execute the script.

sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/googler

Now googler command can be used for all users. We can check version as follows:

googler --version

Testing Googler

Execute the googler command without any arguments.

googler

Googler will prompt you for a search term. Type something and press Enter key. It will print search results. Press CTRL+C to quit Googler.

We can also provide a search term as argument:

googler single-board computers wiki
Google search using Googler on Raspberry Pi

Uninstall Googler

If Googler is no longer necessary, just remove a script file:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/googler

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