Friday, January 27, 2006

The "multi" command: Run several searches simultaneously



multi is an interesting YubNub command. You can use it to run several Google searches simultaneously -- for example, multi gim porsche ferrari lamborghini bmw.

Or the same thing in Yahoo: multi yim porsche ferrari lamborghini bmw.

You can look up 5 dictionary definitions at the same time: multi a blog incumbent electoral insurgent hurricane

Or have lottery numbers automatically chosen for you: multi random 49 49 49 49 49 49

multi is composed of a few other commands. The ifthen and strlength commands were written by Allen Ormond. The % command (for positional parameters) was done by Fuska. And the split command was done by yours truly!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Leandro Ardissone said...

Simply excellent!

1/27/2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Hi Leandro - yeah, it's neat!!

1/27/2006 11:39 PM  
Anonymous magicjj said...

This one is so cool! Great command!

1/31/2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Hi magicjj -- yeah, multi's cool!

1/31/2006 6:57 PM  

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