Google hits geek paydirt with command-line tools

By   |  June 21, 2010

Forget web applications, the future is the command line! Google releases a command-line tool for controlling services such as YouTube, Blogger, Google Docs and Calendar.

And judging by user response, the command line is still cool.

GoogleCL is a pure Python application that uses the Python gdata libraries to make Google Data API calls from the command line. If you didn’t understand much of that last sentence then this is probably not for you.

Initially this targeted at the geekiest of users – Linux fans – but can also be run on other platforms with a bit of effort.

There are some good examples of how to use the tool on the http://code.google.com/p/googlecl/ page.

The calendar feature appeals to me but I’m pretty sure this could come in handy if tied to a couple of scripts.

Are you using this (or have plans to)? Let us know in the comments.

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One Response to “Google hits geek paydirt with command-line tools”

  1. HJM
    June 24th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    because real men don’t click….

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