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ELVI(1sr)							     ELVI(1sr)

       elvi - surfraw(1) search	tools

       surfraw elviname	[options] search words ...
       sr elviname [options] search words ...
       sr elviname -help
       sr -elvi

       This is the man page for	the elvi, a set	of search tools	that form part
       of surfraw(1).

       Surfraw provides	a fast unix command line interface  to	a  variety  of
       popular	WWW  search  engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims
       google, altavista, dejanews, freshmeat, research	 index,	 slashdot  and
       many others from	the false-prophet, pox-infested	heathen	lands of html-
       forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in unix heartland,
       as god loving extensions	to the shell.

       To search using this elvis, do:

	sr elvisname [options] search terms.

       For  example,  to  search google	for information	on Debian ports, using
       the "I'm	feeling	lucky" option:

	sr google -l debian ports

       To find out about options specific to this elvis, do:

	sr elvisname -local-help

       To find out about surfraw, see the man page for surfraw(1).  To see the
       full list of elvi, do:

	sr -elvi

   Adding the elvi to your path
       If  you	are  a	regular	user of	surfraw, you will probably get sick of
       typing sr or surfraw each time. You can regain  the  old	 behaviour  of
       running	 the   elvi   directly	 by   adding  the  elvi	 directory  (-
       /usr/local/lib/surfraw)	to  your  path,	 either	 manually   or	 using

       Use  sr elviname	-local-help for	elvi-specific options.

       The following options work with all elvi.

       -help  Show summary of options (including elvi-specific options).

	      Show elvi-specific options.

	      Show version of program.

	      Set browser (default: sensible-browser).

       -elvi  Display a	list of	other Surfraw mechanisms for conquering	evil.

	      Apply url	escaping to arguments (default:	yes)

	      Bracket  arguments  with	"  characters  (default: no) Note that
	      putting quotes round arguments works now,	so you can do, for ex-

	       sr google foo "bar baz" bam

	      and the quoting is passed	on to the search engine

	$ sr ask why is	jeeves gay?
	$ surfraw google -results=100 RMS, GNU,	which is sinner, which is sin?
	$ sr austlii -method=phrase dog	like
	$ /usr/local/lib/surfraw/rhyme -method=perfect Julian

       Please report any bugs found (or	any web	sites in need of surfrawizing)
       either via the debian bug tracking system (  or
       to the surfraw-devel list (


				      Oh Baybe
				     I need some
				    Deep Linking
				      Let us go
				 Surfin' in the	raw!

       Read  HACKING.  Surfrawize  the soul of your favourite internet wonder.
       Join the	Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Against the WWW by submitting
       code.   Reclaim	heathen	 lands.	  Bear witness to the truth.  Its love
       will set	you free.

       Join us on

       Originally written by Julian Assange.

       Now     maintained     by      the      surfraw-devel	  team	    <->.

       See the file AUTHORS for	the full list of contributors.

       Man  page  by Ian Beckwith, based on the	original README	and an earlier
       man page	for surfraw(1) by Christian Surchi.

	 Copyright (c) 2003-2013 The Surfraw-Devel Team
	 Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Julian	Assange	<>
	 Copyright (c) 2001 Australian Institute for Collaborative Research
	 Copyright (c) 2000 Melbourne Institute	for Advanced Study

       The copyright holders listed above assert no rights on this release  of
       the  software ``surfraw'' and thereby explicity place this release into
       the into	the public domain. Do what you will.

				 Feb 03, 2004			     ELVI(1sr)


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