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.\"                                      Hey, EMACS: -*- nroff -*-
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.\" other parameters are allowed: see man(7), man(1)
.TH ELVI 1sr "Feb 03, 2004"
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.SH NAME
elvi \- surfraw(1) search tools

.SH SYNOPSIS
.B surfraw
.I elviname [options]  search words ...
.br
.B sr
.I elviname  [options]  search words ...
.br
.B sr
.I elviname
-help
.br
.B sr
-elvi
.br

.SH DESCRIPTION

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

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 \-help

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

 sr \-elvi

.SS 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 (\%@ELVIDIR@) to your path, either manually or using
\fBsurfraw-update-path(1)\fP.

.SH OPTIONS

Use	\fB\%sr elviname \-help\fP for elvi-specific options.

The following options work with all elvi.

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

.TP
.B \-version
Show version of program.

.TP
\fB\-browser=\fP\fIEXECUTABLE\fP
Set browser (default: sensible-browser).

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

.TP
.B \-escape-url-args=yes|no
Apply url escaping to arguments (default: yes)

.TP
.B \-p0rn=yes|no
Yes, yes, harder, deeper, faster, oh baybe (default: yes)

.TP
.B \-q|\-quote
Bracket arguments with " characters (default: no)
Note that putting quotes round arguments works now, so you can do,
for example:

 sr google foo "bar baz" bam

and the quoting is passed on to the search engine

.TP
.B \-quiet=yes|no
I can't enjoy it with you talking all the time (default: no)

.SH EXAMPLES

 $ 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/lib/surfraw/rhyme \-method=perfect Julian

.SH BUGS

Please report any bugs found (or any web sites in need of surfrawizing)
either via the debian bug tracking system (\%http://bugs.debian.org/) or
to the surfraw-devel list (\%surfraw-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org).

.SH SEE ALSO

http://alioth.debian.org/projects/surfraw/

.SH PROPAGANDA

.ce 1000
Oh Baybe
I need some
Deep Linking
Let us go
Surfin' in the raw!
.ce 0

Read HACKING. Surfrawize the soul of your favourite internet wonder.
Join the \fBS\fPhell \fBU\fPsers' \fBR\fPevolutionary \fBFr\fPont
\fBA\fPgainst the WW\fBW\fP by submitting code.
Reclaim heathen lands.
Bear witness to the truth.
Its love will set you free.

Join us on surfraw-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org

.SH AUTHORS

Originally written by Julian Assange.

Now maintained by the surfraw-devel team
<\%surfraw-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>.

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.

.SH COPYRIGHT

  Copyright (c) 2003, 2004 The Surfraw-Devel Team
                           <surfraw-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
  Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Julian Assange <proff@iq.org>
  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.