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Easily create and access snippets of text from your terminal. sheet is your own personal wiki.

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gem install sheet


sheet           # with no arguments it will just list all your sheets.
sheet list      # lists all your sheets. Equivalent to running sheet with no arguments. Aliased to sheet ls.
sheet git       # opens git sheet
sheet new git   # creates git sheet
sheet edit git  # edit git sheet
sheet copy git  # Copies content of the sheet to the clipboard. Aliased to sheet cp

Use sheet new <term> to create your first sheet. Useful for jotting down commands that you use often but somehow never remember.

Opening urls

Found a great cheat sheet online about jquery or your favorite language? I've got you covered.

When writing your snippet, you can use this special format to automatically open a url when opening your sheet:

url: http://example/com

You can open mulitple urls at once by specifying each url in a new line.


Please note that to open urls, sheet will use the open command on mac os x and xdg-open in linux and cygstart in cygwin. Patches welcome for other systems.

Copying sheets

sheet will use either pbcopy or xclip to copy the content of a sheet to the clipboard, make sure you have one of those installed (or open an issue indicating another copy program).

Behind the scenes

sheet stores your sheets in text files in the ~/.sheets directory. You can go there and modify the files manually if you desire, or you can source them into version control and share them across multiple systems.

For writing files, sheet looks for the $EDITOR global variable, and will raise an error if no editor was found.

Contributing to sheet

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
  • Fork the project.
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


Copyright (c) 2012 Oscar Del Ben. See LICENSE.txt for further details.


Text snippets for the command line




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