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Is it possible to incorporate search results from the local file system into Google Search results? I'm looking for a Google Chrome extension to replace Google Desktop (which is now gone.)

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It would be very easy to do this using node-webkit, but I don't think it would be feasible to incorporate node-webkit into a Chrome extension. I would need some way to invoke a shell command using Javascript, and obtain the output (perhaps using a local node.js server that would be installed as a plugin somehow). – Anderson Green Nov 18 '12 at 5:28
Looking at your comment above, perhaps you might receive some useful answers on StackOverflow instead? – Karan Nov 19 '12 at 0:17

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