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gds.el --- Emacs interface to Google Desktop Search

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: gds.el --- Emacs interface to Google Desktop Search
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 19:58:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)

Thanks to all of you who in who helped me with some



;;; gds.el --- Emacs interface to Google Desktop Search
;; Copyright (C) 2006 Mathias Dahl
;; Version: 0.1
;; Keywords: search, convenience, files, gds, google
;; Author: Mathias Dahl <address@hidden>

;; This file is not part of GNU Emacs.

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;;; Commentary:
;; gds.el provides a couple of commands to interface Google Desktop
;; Search (GDS) from Emacs.
;; gds.el should work on all operating systems where GDS
;; exist.  Currently it seems only to exist in Microsoft Windows.
;; Basically all it does is to build a URL with the search, send it to
;; GDS and do different fun things with the result.  The only command
;; currently implemented is `gds-iswitchb-open-file'.
;; It is easy to use, just customize `gds-search-url' and get going!
;;; Todo:
;; - Implement `gds-dired'.
;;; History:
;; Version 0.1, 2006-02-08
;; * First release.

;;; Code:

(require 'url)
(require 'xml)

(defcustom gds-search-url ""
  "Search URL for the GDS installation.
You must specify this value.  It can be found in the Windows
registry, under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Google\\Google Desktop\\AP\I\search_url"
  :type 'string
  :group 'gds)

(defun gds-search-url ()
  "Get GDS search url.  Raise error if empty or nil.
Maybe this is ugly, I don't know, but it sure should make the
user configure this..."
  (if (or (string= "" gds-search-url)
          (not gds-search-url))
      (error "Option gds-search-url is empty or nil")

(defun gds-get-xml-response (search &optional num)
  "Do a Google Desktop Search for SEARCH, return result as xml.
Optional argument NUM is used to set the number of hits to get."
     (format "%s%s&format=xml%s"
             (if num
                 (format "&num=%d" num)
    (goto-char (point-min))
    (if (not (search-forward-regexp "^<\\?xml" nil t))
        (message "No XML data from GDS search")
      (xml-parse-region (match-beginning 0) (point-max)))))

(defcustom gds-ignored-file-names-regexp ""
  "Regexp of file names to remove from the hit list."
  :type 'string
  :group 'gds)

(defun gds-get-matching-files (search &optional num)
  "Search GDS for files containing SEARCH.
Returns a list of file names.

Optional argument NUM sets the number of search results.  Default
is 10 hits.

Only hits of category \"file\" are returned. File names matching
`gds-ignored-file-names-regexp' will be removed."
  (let ((xml (xml-get-children 
              (car (gds-get-xml-response search num)) 'result))
        result results)
    (while xml
      (setq result (car xml))
      (let ((category  (car (xml-node-children (assoc 'category result))))
            (file-name (car (xml-node-children (assoc 'url result)))))
        (if (and (string= "file" category)
                 (not (string-match gds-ignored-file-names-regexp file-name)))
            (setq results (append
                           (list file-name)))))
      (setq xml (cdr xml)))

(defcustom gds-iswitchb-open-file-number-of-hits 20
  "Number of hits to fetch from GDS.
Note that this is the number of hits to get from GDS *before*
filtering non-file hits and file names matching
`gds-ignored-file-names-regexp'.  This means that you probably
want to make this number higher that the number of files you want
to choose from at the prompt."
  :type 'integer
  :group 'gds)

(defun gds-iswitchb-open-file (search)
  "Use iswitchb to open file matching SEARCH in GDS."
  (interactive "sSearch for: ")
  (let ((iswitchb-make-buflist-hook
         (lambda ()
           (setq iswitchb-temp-buflist (gds-get-matching-files search 20)))))
    (find-file (iswitchb-read-buffer "Find file: "))))

(defun gds-dired (search)
  "Use GDS to find files matching SEARCH and list them in dired.
Like `find-dired', but use Google Desktop Search instead."
  (message "Not implemented yet..."))

(provide 'gds)

;;; gds.el ends here

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