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 Surfaw - Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Against the World wide web

(pronounced like `surfer' but with a really, really deep south draaawl)

  Surfaw 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, amazon.com, 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.

  Surfaw abstracts the browser away from input. Doing so lets it gets
  on with what it's good at. Browsing. Interpretation of linguistic
  forms is handed back to the shell, which is what it, and human
  beings are good at. Combined with incremental text browsers, such as
  links, w3m (or even lynx), and screen(1) a Surfaw liberateur is
  capable of research speeds that leave GUI tainted idolaters agape
  with fear and wonder.

  For example: 

         $ ask why is jeeves gay?
	 $ google -results=100 RMS, GNU, which is sinner, which is sin?
	 $ austlii -method=phrase dog like
	 $ ryhme -method=perfect Julian

         $ rhyme -help
Usage: /usr/local/bin/rhyme [options] [search words]...
Description:
  Surfaw search for rhymes and other word correlations using
  Lycos Rhyme (http://rhyme.lycos.com/)
Local options:
  -method=                      Type of word correlation to search for
          prefect       |       Perfect rhyme
          syn           |       Synonyms
          hom           |       Homophones
          cons          |       Consonsant rhymes only
          rel           |       Semantically related words
          sub           |       Phrases
          spell         |       Similar spellings
          pic           |       Pictures
          shake         |       Match with Shakespeare archives
          def                   Find wordnet definition
                                Default: perfect
                                Environment: SURFAW_rhyme_method
Global options:
  -browser=EXECUTABLE           Set browser
                                Default: lynx
                                Environment: SURFAW_browser
  -elvi                         Display a list of other Surfaw mechanims for
                                conquering evil
  -escape-url-args=yes|no       Apply url escaping to arguments
                                Default: yes
                                Environment: SURFAW_escape_url_args
  -p0rn=yes|n0                  Yes, yes, harder, deeper, faster, oh baybe
                                Default: yes
                                Environment: SURFAW_p0rn
  -help                         What you're reading now, dude
  -quiet=yes|no                 I can't enjoy it with you talking all the time
                                Default: no
                                Environment: SURFAW_quiet
  -version                      Display Surfaw version (0.5)
Copyright:
  Copyright (c) 2000 Julian Assange <proff@iq.org>
  Copyright (c) 2000 Melbourne Institute for Advanced Study
  ---
  
  Global options are common to all Surfaw elvi (clients). You can
  get a list of the currently installed elvi, with the craftily named
  -evli option. For example, from the currency elvi

  $ currency -elvi

altavista       -- Search the web using Altavista (http://www.altavista.com)
ask             -- Question the web using Ask Jeeves (http://www.ask.com)
austlii         -- Search Australian Law docs using Austlii (http://www.austlii.edu.au)
cite            -- Search the web using Cite Seer (http://www.researchindex.com)
currency        -- Abuse the Universal Currency Converter (http://www.xe.net/ucc)
deja            -- Search usenet using Deja News (http://www.dejanews.com)
google          -- Search the web using Google (http://www.google.com)
ircsearch       -- Search irc channels Liszt (http://www.liszt.com)
raging          -- Search the web using Raging (http://www.raging.com)
rhyme           -- Search for rhymes et al using Lycos Rhyme (http://rhyme.lycos.com)
slashdot        -- Search stories on Slashdot (http://www.slashdot.org)
xxx             -- Superior XXX, hot and ready to press (http://arXiv.org)
yahoo           -- Search Yahoo categories (http://www.yahoo.com)


  Read HACKING. Surfawize 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.

  Copyright (c) 2000 Julian Assange <proff@iq.org>
  Copyright (c) 2000 Melbourne Institute of Advanced Study

  Surfaw is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
  (at your option) any later version.

  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
  GNU General Public License for more details.

  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
  Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

Comments are welcome.

	- Julian Assange <proff@iq.org>

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