A Meta CLI toolkit
Your personal shell command keeper
Writwick Wraj loves using the command line.
Writwick googles "How to do X in terminal?" and multiple forums and blog posts finally provide him the magical command for the rescue. Problem Solved !
Fast forward couple weeks, Writwick has to do X in terminal, again. Wraj remembers solving this few weeks ago. Let him do a reverse-i-search with Ctrl+R. Nope, can't remember sh*t. Browser search history? 25 web pages found matching X. Argh!
Writwik finally finds the solution. From this time Writwik starts writing the commands somewhere online for the future.
Wait, why shouldn't he keep the command in his terminal itself if this is only place where he'll ever have use it?
- Save a new command with a brief description
- Search the saved commands using powerful patterns
- Save the commands as a secret GitHub gist
keep pullto sync the commands between GitHub gist and other computers.
ProTip : Save the commands you usually forget in ssh sessions and sync it with your local machine.
$ pip3 install keep
Use Python 3.6 or later.
You can install pip3 using apt-get as
sudo apt install python3-pip.
Usage: keep [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Keep and view shell commands in terminal only. Read more at https://github.com/orkohunter/keep Options: -v, --verbose Enables verbose mode. --help Show this message and exit. Commands: edit Edit a saved command. github_token Register a GitHub Token to use GitHub Gists as a backup. grep Searches for a saved command. init Initializes the CLI. list Shows the saved commands. new Saves a new command. pull Pull commands from saved GitHub gist. push Push commands to a secret GitHub gist. rm Deletes a saved command. run Executes a saved command. update Check for an update of Keep.
To enable command-line completion (TAB completion) follow these steps for the shell of your choice
Create a directory in your home directory called
mkdir -p ~/.bash
Copy completion/keep.bash to
curl -SLo "~/.bash/keep" "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OrkoHunter/keep/master/completions/keep.bash"
Add the following lines to
[ -f "~/.bash/keep.bash" ] && . "~/.bash/keep"
Create a directory in your home called
mkdir -p ~/.zsh
Copy completion/keep.zsh to
curl -SLo "~/.zsh/_keep" "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OrkoHunter/keep/master/completions/keep.zsh"
Add the following lines inside
fpath=(~/.zsh $fpath) autoload -Uz compinit && compinit
This is a very young project. If you have got any suggestions for new features or improvements, please comment over here. Pull Requests are most welcome !
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