Weblog entry #12 for kumanna

Debian Goodies in DuckDuckGo
Posted by kumanna on Fri 3 Dec 2010 at 15:00
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So, DuckDuckgo now has !bang search goodness for Debian packages (!dpackages) and Debian BTS (!dbugs). The BTS search actually launches the "search", while I'd have preferred just http://bugs.debian.org/%s, so that !dbugs src:python-numpy would just take me directly to the numpy bug page, but it's a start. The search engine creator is very receptive to comments, though, and I am sure you can reason with him if you feel most people would find it useful if it is changed to something else; I wasn't sure what the best course of action was, so I haven't talked to him yet.

Here is the full list of !bang searches in DuckDuckGo, and a submission form to request for new ones. Enjoy!

 

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Posted by mcortese (20.142.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Dec 2010 at 15:41
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Is there any advantage of using it instead of configuring your browser? I have set up both Firefox and IE to search for packages, Debian bugs, man pages and a couple other things, besides the standard Google, and I feel no need to pass through an external site.

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