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The Most-Used Commands

Tip: For a list of particularly interesting Yubnub commands, check out Yubnub Golden Eggs. Also see the Most-Used Commands.
Tip: You can search the descriptions by typing "ls [word or phrase]". For example, to search for all commands about music, type "ls music".

alexa (Golden Egg)
SYNOPSIS alexa [url EXAMPLE alexa http://yubnub.org Alexa traffic rankings. Displays a graph and other statistics about the traffic to the given website.
6658 uses - Created 2005-06-12 07:00:05 - Last used 2017-06-20 06:25:12 - Description - http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=%s

gtranslate (Golden Egg)
This command translates text using google translator. To use, type gtranslate -from language -to language -text texttobetranslated. For example, typing gtranslate -from en -to es -text lamp would translate the word "lamp" from english to spanish. Please note that you must use the first 2 letters of a language for it to work.
6644 uses - Created 2008-11-02 12:59:24 - Last used 2017-06-17 23:24:34 - Description - http://translate.google.com/translate_t#${from}|${to}|${text}

oconv (Golden Egg)
NAME oconv - Convert outline data from one format to another SYNOPSIS oconv [OUTLINE DATA] -url [URL TO OUTLINE DATA] -as [FORMAT] -classes [CLASSES] -simplify [SIMPLIFY?] -urlfill [URLFILL?] -callback [CALLBACK] EXAMPLES oconv {explode 1,2,3,4 -as xoxo} -as opml convert the XOXO-style array 1,2,3,4 to OPML oconv -url http://bloglines.com/export?id=singpolyma -as xoxo convert bloglines OPML to XOXO oconv -url http://bloglines.com/export?id=singpolyma -as json [-callback x] convert bloglines OPM…
6618 uses - Created 2006-05-02 07:19:29 - Last used 2016-07-05 22:47:24 - Description - http://armknecht.com/xoxotools/outlineconvert.php?data=%s&url=${url}&output=${as=xoxo}&classes=${classes}&simplify=${simplify}&urlfill=${urlfill}&callback=${callback}

amaz
Search Amazon.com. Usage: amaz item
6600 uses - Created 2006-03-14 15:06:08 - Last used 2017-06-22 17:10:07 - Nominate - Description - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search?mode=blended&keyword=%s

revs (Golden Egg)
reverse lookup of telephone number search: revs [number]
6588 uses - Created 2005-08-14 03:27:00 - Last used 2017-06-14 13:17:39 - Description - http://pg.wolfetech.com/pgsigma_java/pgsigma.cgi?DEVICE_ID=PG_SIGMA_TEST&SERVICE_CODE=1c&VAR0=%s

bsfire
Takes you to the Chicago Fire forum on BigSoccer. ---------- Old implementation: http://www.bigsoccer.com/fire
6572 uses - Created 2006-07-03 06:22:26 - Last used 2014-07-21 11:57:27 - Nominate - Description - http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/forums/chicago-fire.21/

ytuser
Searches YouTube by username
6537 uses - Created 2007-01-16 19:14:14 - Last used 2017-06-22 20:29:17 - Nominate - Description - http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=%s

kcclp
Searches the "Personals" section of Kansas City Craigslist
6533 uses - Created 2009-11-11 16:57:32 - Last used 2017-06-01 12:48:51 - Nominate - Description - http://kansascity.craigslist.org/search/ppp?query=%s

sgr
Opens the secure (https) version of google reader.
6524 uses - Created 2006-10-31 11:47:19 - Last used 2016-05-26 06:20:39 - Nominate - Description - https://www.google.com/reader

tz
Searches www.torrentz.com Keywords: torrent, torrents, bittorent, p2p
6481 uses - Created 2005-06-07 19:12:07 - Last used 2017-03-07 23:35:27 - Nominate - Description - http://www.torrentz.com/search?q=%s

dictio
dict
6459 uses - Created 2006-07-21 18:04:40 - Last used 2017-06-21 05:15:29 - Nominate - Description - http://www.dict.cc/?s=%s

download
CNET's download.com
6452 uses - Created 2005-07-08 21:14:15 - Last used 2017-06-19 14:42:03 - Nominate - Description - http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?qt=%s&tg=dl-2001

hypem
searches the hype machine for mp3s. like hypep, but returns a webpage of found mp3s
6435 uses - Created 2007-03-18 22:56:15 - Last used 2017-05-26 07:57:26 - Nominate - Description - http://hypem.com/search/%s/1/

dn
demonoid.me search Example: dn "linux" ========== Old implementation: http://www.demonoid.com/torrents/?s=%s
6379 uses - Created 2005-06-17 17:37:54 - Last used 2017-04-30 18:06:50 - Nominate - Description - http://www.demonoid.me/files/?query=%s

lifehacker
Uses Google.com to search the Lifehacker website. Example: lifehacker reminders
6378 uses - Created 2007-01-31 03:29:06 - Last used 2017-05-23 08:43:49 - Nominate - Description - http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Alifehacker.com+%s

ggn
Search Google in "Browse by Name" mode (explanation at http://snurl.com/gbn). Acts like "I'm Feeling Lucky" if there is a clear match, otherwise goes to Google search. Example: ggn oxford university --> will take you to www.ox.ac.uk - the Oxford University homepage ggn digital cameras --> will take you to a Google search for "digital cameras"
6366 uses - Created 2006-04-11 05:15:35 - Last used 2017-06-22 17:27:16 - Nominate - Description - http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=%s

lucky
Search using Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" feature. Instead of returning a list of matches for your search, it redirects you to the best match right away. Example: lucky Zhang Ziyi
6358 uses - Created 2005-07-31 16:14:36 - Last used 2017-03-16 23:48:39 - Nominate - Description - http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky

m (Golden Egg)
Get showtimes for movies in your area. Usage: ymovies zipcode (eg. ymovies 95603)
6355 uses - Created 2005-06-10 01:12:42 - Last used 2017-05-31 12:08:06 - Description - http://movies.yahoo.com/showtimes/showtimes.html?z=%s&r=sim

wordref
Consults wordreference.
6320 uses - Created 2006-03-21 16:51:27 - Last used 2017-06-05 01:54:03 - Nominate - Description - http://www.wordreference.com/definition/%s

gvoice
Google Voice https://www.google.com/voice
6304 uses - Created 2009-03-13 15:42:30 - Last used 2017-06-19 08:47:44 - Nominate - Description - https://www.google.com/voice

ugs
Ultimate guitar song
6302 uses - Created 2006-08-14 21:20:17 - Last used 2017-01-07 14:40:03 - Nominate - Description - http://ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?s=%s&w=songs

lj (Golden Egg)
Jump to a given LiveJournal user's journal. "lj <username>" "lj <username>/friends/" should also take you to the friends page in question.
6289 uses - Created 2005-06-06 21:37:08 - Last used 2017-05-05 01:28:12 - Description - http://www.livejournal.com/users/%s[no url encoding]

cmd
Alias for cmdline
6283 uses - Created 2005-08-07 17:00:24 - Last used 2017-06-08 13:35:00 - Nominate - Description - http://www.yubnub.org/parser/parse?command=cmdline+%s

ytmt
Your Turn My Turn games website
6130 uses - Created 2010-07-07 19:06:46 - Last used 2016-12-30 19:35:20 - Nominate - Description - http://yourturnmyturn.com

gadv (Golden Egg)
Advanced Google search: no more clicking on advanced options! To use Google’s Advanced Search filters (like the filetype, language, and publication date of the search results), just use the switches detailed below. Note: this was adapted from my Advanced Google Images search (maybe more specialized Google searches to follow). For a basic search (very similar if not exactly the same as using YubNub’s default Google search), type “gadv” and then the term(s) to be searched for. Example: ga…
6114 uses - Created 2006-01-23 16:08:58 - Last used 2017-06-22 21:42:12 - Description - http://www.google.com/search?as_q=%s&num=${number=30}&hl=en&as_epq=${exact}&as_oq=${atleast}&as_eq=${excluded}&lr=lang_${language}&as_filetype=${filetype}&as_qdr=${when}&as_occt=${where}&as_sitesearch=${site}&safe=${filtered}

ask
Ask Jeeves
6106 uses - Created 2005-06-16 20:36:01 - Last used 2017-05-04 20:43:57 - Nominate - Description - http://web.ask.com/web?q=%s&qsrc=0&o=0

rtm
Takes you to your Remember the Milk page (if you're logged in)
6093 uses - Created 2005-10-31 23:00:34 - Last used 2017-02-14 17:27:28 - Nominate - Description - http://www.rememberthemilk.com/

cl
CraigsList
6070 uses - Created 2005-06-10 18:00:11 - Last used 2017-06-20 08:14:40 - Nominate - Description - http://www.craigslist.org/{eop search/sss?query=@%s@}

ucc (Golden Egg)
Universal Currency Converter Usage: ucc <amount> <fromCurrency> <toCurrency> Example: ucc 100 USD EUR Currency 3 letter abbreviations available here: http://www.xe.com/iso4217.htm Thanks to Adrienne for inspiring this with the xe command. The main difference is the xe command requires switches, e.g -amount -to -from, because {% n } was not available when it was created. Author: Sam Inverso
6046 uses - Created 2007-08-07 06:49:05 - Last used 2017-06-06 15:14:22 - Description - http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi?Amount={% 1 %s}&From={% 2 %s}&To={% 3 %s}[no url encoding]

ii
short ixquick
6010 uses - Created 2006-10-29 01:50:07 - Last used 2017-05-18 01:21:26 - Nominate - Description - http://us.ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl?cat=web&cmd=process_search&language=english&ff=&query=%s

gib
Split view image and blog search
5999 uses - Created 2006-09-07 11:06:55 - Last used 2015-02-09 00:26:54 - Nominate - Description - splitv {url[no url encoding] gim %s} {url[no url encoding] gooblogs %s}

map (Golden Egg)
use Multimap for worldwide map searches - postcode, town name, etc. ========== Old implementation: http://www.multimap.com/map/places.cgi?quicksearch=%s&client=public&lang=&advanced=
5998 uses - Created 2005-06-08 10:18:17 - Last used 2017-06-18 08:42:09 - Description - http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=%s&countryCode=GB

wwr
WordReference english to spanish traductor
5980 uses - Created 2009-04-26 13:13:01 - Last used 2016-11-09 10:31:31 - Nominate - Description - http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=%s

skreemr
SkreemR Search. Searches the self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Audio Search Site." Usage: skreemr (artist name, title, etc.) -l (number of results per page, 10 is default) -s (result number to begin at plus 1 {0, the default, displays the first result, etc.}) Examples: skreemr dethklok thunderhorse -l 100 -s 0
5979 uses - Created 2007-06-18 18:46:36 - Last used 2011-11-26 00:19:20 - Nominate - Description - http://skreemr.com/results.jsp?l=${l=10}&s=${s=0}&q=%s

ya
Search Yahoo!
5959 uses - Created 2005-06-23 03:04:50 - Last used 2017-05-02 10:32:20 - Nominate - Description - http://www.yahoo.com

#
Google.com's I'm Feeling Lucky command.
5937 uses - Created 2006-03-24 09:05:59 - Last used 2017-05-26 09:39:26 - Nominate - Description - http://google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky

ccrd
Cook County Document Image Search. Pulls up the image based on the Document number and Date of Recording. Admittedly, this has a VERY limited appeal.
5899 uses - Created 2007-06-20 20:01:42 - Last used 2012-11-02 20:29:07 - Nominate - Description - http://www.ccrd.info/CCRD/controller?optflag=DocumentImageCommand&doc_num={% 1 %s}&record_date={% 2 %s}[no url encoding]

gimyim (Golden Egg)
Compare Google Images and Yahoo Images example: gimyim lantana b.a.
5867 uses - Created 2005-08-04 20:03:52 - Last used 2017-06-09 07:50:58 - Description - split http://images.google.com/images?q=%s http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?&p=%s

javascript
Runs the provided javascript code using javascriptwindow.com
5864 uses - Created 2006-07-27 21:32:27 - Last used 2017-06-16 07:55:01 - Nominate - Description - http://www.javascriptwindow.com?code=%s

usps
To retrieve tracking information for a United States Postal Service Tracking number Example: usps 1234 5678 9012 3456 7890 12 Example: usps 1234567890123456789012 ---------- Old implementation: http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/InterLabelInquiry.do?origTrackNum=%s
5843 uses - Created 2006-02-22 20:55:52 - Last used 2017-06-20 16:20:14 - Nominate - Description - https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=%s

ol
Onelook.com search (Dictionary Index) command for any word.
5836 uses - Created 2005-06-16 16:38:06 - Last used 2017-06-21 08:33:45 - Nominate - Description - http://onelook.com/?w=%s

luckyecho (Golden Egg)
SYNOPSIS luckyecho [keywords] EXAMPLE luckyecho beautiful descriptions results in: http://eemadges.com/ luckyecho command line for the web results in: http://www.yubnub.org/ Echoes the URL of the first result of googling your keywords. SIMILAR COMMANDS am> (luckyecho is actually a building block for this command) AUTHOR elzr.com Sean O'Hagan's scrape command, as always, was a pleasure to use. ---------- Old implementations: scrape -tokens class=l href=%22 %22 -dirs 0 1 0 -url {url g %s} scrape …
5833 uses - Created 2006-07-24 03:47:59 - Last used 2016-09-12 12:20:09 - Description - scrape -tokens href=%22/url?q= &amp;sa=u -dirs 0 0 -url {url g %s}

crmod
Looks up Oracle CRMoD by Opportunity ID
5829 uses - Created 2013-01-15 00:04:03 - Last used 2016-10-14 18:01:43 - Nominate - Description - https://secure-slsomxuna.crmondemand.com/OnDemand/user/OpportunityDetail?OpptyDetailForm.Id=%s

hoogle (Golden Egg)
The Haskell API Search Engine. Hoogle allows you to search by either name, or by approximate type signature. Example searches: hoogle map hoogle (a -> b) -> [a] -> [b] hoogle Ord a => [a] -> [a]
5827 uses - Created 2005-10-31 16:48:53 - Last used 2017-05-29 05:56:27 - Description - http://haskell.org/hoogle/?q=%s

ymail
open yahoo mail
5824 uses - Created 2005-07-11 11:38:02 - Last used 2017-06-20 10:23:43 - Nominate - Description - http://mail.yahoo.com/?.intl=us

phone (Golden Egg)
WhitePages.com Residential Directory Assistance Search Find phone book listings by searching based on name, address, or phone number. Examples: phone (206) 802-2120 phone 206-802-2120 phone John Smith, Seattle, WA phone John Smith, 98107 phone 4802 Third, Seattle, WA phone 4802 Third, 98107
5802 uses - Created 2005-06-20 14:55:18 - Last used 2017-06-14 13:53:39 - Description - http://www.whitepages.com/search/SingleField?q=%s

kwiki
Does a search on KOL Visual Wiki.
5759 uses - Created 2006-05-04 07:10:55 - Last used 2016-09-27 04:24:07 - Nominate - Description - http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Special:Search?search=%s&sourceid=Mozilla-search

leosp
This command searches for the given word in the Leo German-Spanish Dictionary.
5755 uses - Created 2006-06-15 06:54:24 - Last used 2017-06-22 08:14:49 - Nominate - Description - http://dict.leo.org/esde?search=%s

ppa
Search user-contributed software packages published in any Ubuntu PPA. Personal Package Archives (PPA) allow you to upload Ubuntu source packages to be built and published as an apt repository by Launchpad. You can find out more about PPAs and how to use them in our quick-start guide.
5733 uses - Created 2008-08-14 14:24:46 - Last used 2017-06-22 17:29:39 - Nominate - Description - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=%s

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