1. frasier013's Avatar
    I'm after some help creating a service to be used in a browser (I use Chrome).
    When i'm reading an article which is discussing a film, I often like to see the film's details on IMDB. Normally what i'd do is copy either copy the text and search for it in IMDB or select the text then use Google's service "Search Google for...." (as highlighted in the screen shot).
    I'd like to create something almost identical to the Google service, but instead of searching Google, the selected text is search for in IMDB.
    Thanks in advance.
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    11-08-2015 01:03 PM
  2. frasier013's Avatar
    I've actually figured it out myself so thought i'd share it here should any one find it helpful.
    1. Open Automator and choose the Service template.
    2. Add a 'Run Shell Script' action for a script open "www[.]imdb[.]com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn&q=$(ruby -rcgi -e 'print CGI.escape $<.read.chomp')&s=all"
    3. Save the service.

    NOTE: If you use this and copy and past the script, be sure to include the "http : //". I had to delete it in order to be able to post my message. Seems you're not allowed to post links until you have published 10 posts on here, and I only just signed up.
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    Last edited by frasier013; 11-08-2015 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Just cleaning up the grammar.
    11-08-2015 01:36 PM

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