The bhoogle package

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bhoogle is a terminal GUI layer over local hoogle. It provides search ahead and sub-string filtering in addition to the usual type-search.

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Dependencies base (>=4.8 && <5), brick (>=0.29.1), bytestring (>=, containers (>=, directory (>=, filepath (>=, hoogle (>=5.0.14), lens (>=4.15), process (>=, protolude (>=0.2), text (>=1.2.2), time (>=, vector (>=, vty (>=5.18.1) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2018 Andre Van Der Merwe
Author Andre Van Der Merwe
Category Development, Terminal
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Source repo head: git clone
Uploaded Fri Feb 2 05:46:12 UTC 2018 by andrevdm
Distributions LTSHaskell:, NixOS:, Stackage:
Executables bhoogle
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Hoogle terminal GUI.

bhoogle is a simple terminal GUI wrapper over hoogle.



  • Make sure you have a local hoogle database created
  • If you don't already, then
    1. Install hoogle (e.g. stack install hoogle or cabal install hoogle)
    2. Generate the default database (hoogle generate)


  1. Enter a search in the "type" edit box
  2. Press enter to search: focus goes directly to the results list
  3. Or press tab to search and focus will go to the "text" edit box
  4. You can then filter the results by typing in the "text" edit box, any result containing the sub-string typed will be shown
  5. Navigate the results by using arrow or vi (hjkl) keys
  6. Pressing 's' in the results list will toggle the sort order
  7. Escape to exit
  8. Search-ahead is enable for any type search longer than ~3 characters

Note that the version described in the blog is on the blog branch.