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Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, 2:34 am

Internet Command Line

Computer shell
Getting data more quickly using a CLI

Some time ago I came across YubNub – YubNub.org which is a command-line interface for the Web. It allows you to operate in and on the Web much more efficiently than by using the traditional GUI‘s. You can, for example, query Google for ‘saturn’ by typing in

g saturn

YubNub provides a very quick way of navigation the Web as chaining of commands is possible too and nearly 100 commands exist. The site was a great find, but I do not believe it can replace a keyboard-navigable portal (see example). Maybe I can embed the YubNub command-line in portals at some stage, which would make it ever more flexible. While on the issue of portals, Google have extended features offered by their Portal (personalised homepage) service. Among the new features:

  • Adding your own bookmarks
  • Selecting from more news feeds
  • Adding your own RSS news feeds

2 Responses to “Internet Command Line”

  1. Jonathan Aquino Says:

    Hi Roy – You can also get at YubNub from the address bar (as a bookmark keyword in IE/Firefox), or if you are using Firefox, someone has written a search plugin for it. Email me if you need more info.

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Thanks Jonathan. I will look into it.

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