Creating the Command Line Search Tool

Submitted by:Jhon Jhon

Date added:08 January, 2014

Category:Python

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Tags: command line , search tool

Code Snippet:

#!/usr/bin/env python27
import urllib2
import base64
import json
import os
import sys
import re

os.system("clear")
print "-" * 80
print "Command Line Search Tool"
print "-" * 80

def Banner(text):
print "=" * 70
print text
print "=" * 70
sys.stdout.flush()

def sortByVotes():
Banner('Sort By Votes')
url = "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/json"
request = urllib2.Request(url)
response = json.load(urllib2.urlopen(request))
#print json.dumps(response,indent=2)
for c in response:
print "-" * 60
print c['command']

def sortByVotesToday():
Banner('Printing All commands the last day (Sort By Votes) ')
url = "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/last-day/sort-by-votes/json"
request = urllib2.Request(url)
response = json.load(urllib2.urlopen(request))
for c in response:
print "-" * 60
print c['command']

def sortByVotesWeek():
Banner('Printing All commands the last week (Sort By Votes) ')
url = "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/last-week/sort-by-votes/json"
request = urllib2.Request(url)
response = json.load(urllib2.urlopen(request))
for c in response:
print "-" * 60
print c['command']

def sortByVotesMonth():
Banner('Printing: All commands from the last months (Sorted By Votes) ')
url = "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/last-month/sort-by-votes/json"
request = urllib2.Request(url)
response = json.load(urllib2.urlopen(request))
for c in response:
print "-" * 60
print c['command']

def sortByMatch():
#import base64
Banner("Sort By Match")
match = raw_input("Please enter a search command: ")
bestmatch = re.compile(r' ')
search = bestmatch.sub('+', match)
b64_encoded = base64.b64encode(search)
url = "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/" + search + "/" + b64_encoded + "/json"
request = urllib2.Request(url)
response = json.load(urllib2.urlopen(request))
for c in response:
print "-" * 60
print c['command']

print """
1. Sort By Votes (All time)
2. Sort By Votes (Today)
3. Sort by Votes (Week)
4. Sort by Votes (Month)
5. Search for a command

Press enter to quit
"""

while True:
answer = raw_input("What would you like to do? ")

if answer == "":
sys.exit()

elif answer == "1":
sortByVotes()

elif answer == "2":
print sortByVotesToday()

elif answer == "3":
print sortByVotesWeek()

elif answer == "4":
print sortByVotesMonth()

elif answer == "5":
print sortByMatch()

else:
print "Not a valid choice"
 
 

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