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21 June 2010, 10:37

GoogleCL: Command-line tool for Google services

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Google Logo Google has released a new utility that allows programmers and power users to access a variety of Google services using command line prompts. GoogleCL is an open source Python application that uses the Python gdata libraries (Google Data Python Client Library) to connect to the company's online services.

Supported Google services currently include, for example, Blogger, Calendar, Docs, Contacts, YouTube and the Picasa photo sharing site. Google has posted a number of Example Scripts that show how to create a new Blogger post, Calendar entry or Contact, and upload a video to YouTube. The developers note that, in addition to standard tarball and .deb package downloads, they "hope to have it included in Debian and Ubuntu repositories in time for their next releases."

More details about the command-line tool can be found in a post on the Open Source at Google blog. GoogleCL is hosted on Google Code and is released under version 2.0 of the Apache License. A Manual is also provided.


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