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tool:software:duckduckgo [2019/07/07 06:58] (current)
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 +====== DuckDuckGo ======
 +{{:​media:​images:​duckduckgo_logo.png }}
 +**DuckDuckGo** (DDG) has become my favourite search engine. The primary reason I switched was because it isn't a Google nor other big tech jerk thing, and that it doesn'​t do any tracking or data hoarding.
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 +There are pleanty of other neat things too: The search results are good, you can easily use it to search Open Street Map, the [[#​Bang|bang searches]] and other handy shortcuts like easy currency conversion, maths, etc.
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 +===== Bangs =====
 +One of the features I use the most in DDG are the //bangs//. These are shortcuts you can use to search //a lot// of different websites (see: [[https://​duckduckgo.com/​bang|duckduckgo.com/​bang]]).
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 +To use you just type an exclamation mark followed by the abbreviation,​ then a space, then your search term.
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 +Here'​re the ones I use most often:
 +
 +^ ''​!arch'' ​   | [[Arch Linux]] Wiki |
 +^ ''​!aur'' ​    | The Arch User Repository package database |
 +^ ''​!discogs''​ | Discogs |
 +^ ''​!ia'' ​     | Internet Archive |
 +^ ''​!itad'' ​   | IsThereAnyDeal (videogame sale history) |
 +^ ''​!lb'' ​     | Letterboxd |
 +^ ''​!man'' ​    | Linux manuals (AKA: //man pages//) |
 +^ ''​!moby'' ​   | Mobygames |
 +^ ''​!trove'' ​  | Trove (Australian libraries search) |
 +^ ''​!w'' ​      | Wikipedia |
 +^ ''​!wayback''​ | Wayback Machine |
 +^ ''​!wfw'' ​    | //​[[form:​videogame:​Warframe]]//​ Wiki |
 +^ ''​!yt'' ​     | Youtube |
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