Generate your own cheat sheets as docsets for Dash! Use this simple command line tool and write your cheat sheets in an easy language (Ruby DSL).
$ sudo gem install cheatset
Note: this requires the Xcode Command Line Tools to be installed. Install them using this:
$ xcode-select --install
If you make an useful cheat sheet, please contribute it to Dash.
Write a file (here
sample.rb) containing your cheat sheet data, e.g.:
cheatsheet do title 'Sample' # Will be displayed by Dash in the docset list docset_file_name 'Sample' # Used for the filename of the docset keyword 'sample' # Used as the initial search keyword (listed in Preferences > Docsets) # resources 'resources_dir' # An optional resources folder which can contain images or anything else introduction 'My *awesome* cheat sheet' # Optional, can contain Markdown or HTML # A cheat sheet must consist of categories category do id 'Windows' # Must be unique and is used as title of the category entry do command 'CMD+N' # Optional command 'CMD+SHIFT+N' # Multiple commands are supported name 'Create window' # A short name, can contain Markdown or HTML notes 'Some notes' # Optional longer explanation, can contain Markdown or HTML end entry do command 'CMD+W' name 'Close window' end end category do id 'Code' entry do name 'Code sample' notes <<-'END' ```ruby sample = "You can include code snippets as well" ``` Or anything else **Markdown** or HTML. END end end notes 'Some notes at the end of the cheat sheet' end
To convert this file to a docset, call
$ cheatset generate sample.rb
The following values may contain Markdown or HTML:
notesof the cheat sheet
notesof the entries
For more complete examples look at some of the actual cheat sheets.
Apart from the attributes listed in the sample cheat sheet above, you can also use these:
cheatsheet) - define any CSS style you want. See example here
category) - define a HTML class to be added to a category. This can be used to define custom styling for each category
entry) - just like
command, but multiple ones are added in a separate column (as opposed to a separate row)
entry) - just like
notes, but multiple ones are added in a separate column (as opposed to a separate row)
entry) - this is not displayed in the cheat sheet at all. You can use it to define a separate index name (i.e what gets added to Dash's search index and is searchable in Dash). In other words, if this entry is not present, the value in
Nix-wie-weg for the initial code.