The plugin search functionality was changed to open a browser to cordova plugin search (
But the CLI docs still talk about getting results on CLI
A list of these plugins, including additional third-party plugins provided by the community, can be found in the registry at plugins.cordova.io. You can use the CLI to search for plugins from this registry. For example, searching for bar and code produces a single result that matches both terms as case-insensitive substrings:
$ cordova plugin search bar code
com.phonegap.plugins.barcodescanner - Scans Barcodes
Searching for only the bar term yields and additional result:
cordova-plugin-statusbar - Cordova StatusBar Plugin
Should be changed to point that search will open the browser and show the results there.