Searx has the interesting benefit of being libre and self-hostable. What do you guys think?

I love SearX. I particularly like the server at, it seems to provide more relevant results than the default server at

I do plan on running my own so that i can customize the results a bit better.

What i would love to see is some type of add on or plugin that allows searching torrent sites. /u/dessalines has been working on a good torrent search engine, i wonder what the difficulty would be to implement it as a plugin for searx.


Here it is, torrents.csv. That’s an instance but its also self-hostable.

The API is pretty simple: http://localhost:8902/service/search?q=[QUERY]&size=[NUMBER_OF_RESULTS]&offset=[PAGE]

They’ve already added it to jackett. I’m not sure what it’d take to add it to searx.


A torrent search would be pretty cool!

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

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I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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