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I want to have an option like Search on Google available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal. Something similar to the option which is available in selected text's context menu in google chrome / chromium / firefox browser:

search google

So, something similar like in the above image, but in gnome-terminal. Is this possible?

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Also relevant: Googling query from anywhere – Slothworks Oct 14 '15 at 19:27
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Yes, there is an option. First download the following deb packages:

Second, install them using the following commands in your terminal:

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/gnome-terminal-data_3.6.1-0ubuntu4.1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i gnome-terminal_3.6.1-0ubuntu4.1_i386.deb
#or, depending on what you downloaded
sudo dpkg -i gnome-terminal_3.6.1-0ubuntu4.1_amd64.deb

And third, restart your terminal.

From now, when you will open your gnome-terminal you can quickly search on Google command line errors, warnings and other things. Highlight the text, right-click on it and choose "Search on Google". It opens the default web browser and go to the google search result page:

search on google from terminal

Source: Add Google Search to Gnome Terminal in Ubuntu 13.10

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Does not work anymore on 14.04 !? – lrkwz May 24 at 14:10

Using Colinker, a customizable context menu for selected text, you can search selected text in any application not just the gnome terminal. On Linux systems, Colinker is designed to be used with xbindkeys and xclip.

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