!bang suggestions from a yubnub user

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 7 years and 4 months ago
I've been using Yubnub (a social commandline for the web) since about 2005, and was very happy to find the bang sytax here.

Some suggestions:

Though you do have !thesaurus  it would be great to also map !like which is just easier to spell.

Also !d goes to the D programming language.  Seems like dictionary.com would be useful to more people.

I miss the short forms of some commands.

!urban should map to !urbandictionary

Another command would be occasionally useful is !gwp for a google site search of the full text of wikiepdia (rather than just going to an article, or using wikipedia's search.)


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anonymous
Another one I'd like to see is !qr to create a qr code from a url or text that I can scan with my phone.

Like this:
http://invx.com/code/?code=http://duckduckgo.com/
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 3 months ago Link
yegg
All of these should be done. I also added !yubnub
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Awesome, thanks!
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Could we also get:

!wikt - http://en.wiktionary.org/ (words in many languages here)
!login - bypass unnecessary registration with http://bugmenot.com
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 3 months ago Link
yegg
Will add those shortcuts--note !wiktionary exists now (though is clearly too long).
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 3 months ago Link
yegg
Added!
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
this is what is holding me back from switching from yubnub to ddg full time:

!am - alias for !amazon
!$€ - convert US-Dollar in Euro, http://www.google.com/search?q=%s$+in+€
!gim - alias for !images
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 3 months ago Link
yegg
Added all these except the euro thing bc I couldn't easily figure out how to get that char into my regex process and because it is already in DDG natively.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
thanks a lot!
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks!
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 2 months ago Link