I would like to speak into my computer's microphone, have what I say converted to text and then have that available as a shell variable.

Is this possible? I thought I might do it using Google's speech input feature:

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  • What do you mean by "access"? Can you give us an example? Also, in your screenshot, the text in the "search bar" is https://www.google.com. Do you mean the text in Google's search field? If so, would you want it for all search fields? Only Google's? Pleaseedit your question and clarify. – terdon Dec 29 '15 at 8:58
  • Yes I just typed in the bar in search field. Did Not enter button. Actual requirements is I want to say something in voice to google chrome using microphone. Then through the linux i want to access the word from google chrome. – venkatraman Dec 29 '15 at 9:14
  • OK. But to do what? Why do you need to go through chrome first? I doubt it will be possible without actually hitting enter and running the search. If what you want is to convert speech to text and save as a variable, please edit your question and make that clear. Don't add another comment, edit. Comments are easy to miss and hard to read. – terdon Dec 29 '15 at 9:56
  • @terdon changed the title. Do you answer please. – venkatraman Dec 29 '15 at 11:02

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