Sunday, 20 June 2010


Well i recently read about Google CL (Command Line - ), this seems like a cool idea and being an Ubuntu fan decided to install it.

So here is my test post using it for the fisrt time! (see below for the example code i robber from the project site, hope they dont mind me re-posting it)

It was really straight forward to install using the deb package supplied on the project homepage and the example scripts look easy to use, hopefully i can do a bit more research and start to stream line so my tasks using it!

For those that dont know the Google CL comes with support for 'picasa', 'blogger', 'youtube', 'docs', 'contacts', 'calendar' and makes use of the gData python client libaries so you will need to install these as well.

Adding this with my recent experimentation with the google analytics api and excel i am really starting to get into the Google web services and the extra things you can do with them with a little bit of programming knowledge lets hope both the services and my knowledge keep improving.

Now fun stuff, how i used the example:

google blogger list title,url-site # List posts

google blogger post --tags "GoogleCL" --title "GoogleCL - Command line goodness" "GoogleCL posting from the command line"

google blogger post GoolgeCL_post.txt

Now run to the live site and check it worked!