icl - interactive command library
icl is a user-friendly, interactive cheat sheet for your UNIX terminal.
Have your favorite one-liners allways at your fingertips.
One line installation is provided for convenience, but you are encouraged to read the installation scripts.
curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plainas/icl/master/install_fish.sh | /bin/sh
Reload your fish config or start a new shell.
Note: If you are still using fish 2, you need to define the keybinding to ''f_run_icl'' yourself.
curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plainas/icl/master/install_zsh.sh | /bin/sh
reload zsh config or relaunch zsh.
curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plainas/icl/master/install_bash.sh | /bin/sh
Bash doesn't lend itself to the same level of interactivity and configurability as fish or zsh.
The command below will install a function to launch
icl by pressing
Ctrl+t, on your
The chosen command is placed in your input bugger but it is also printed to stdout. This works but
it is somewhat anoying. If you are bash user, this is good time to switch to fish.
icl command is just a single python script with no dependencies on third party modules. By itself, it just launches the interactive search UI and, once you pick a command by pressing enter, will send it to SDOUT. This is not too useful. For a streamlined experience, install the helper functions for your shell and bind them to shortcut. They will launch icl on a keybind and, once you pick the command, place it in your input buffer. Check
icl.zsh.sh for ready to use helper functions and keybinding definitions.
icl.py, set the execution bit and place it somewhere on your
Install the helper functions and keybinds for your shell.
Ctrl+t and start typing.
Pick the command you want by pressing enter. To abort press
Add commands to your cheat sheet
Commmands are stored in
You can edit that file and add your favorite oneliners.
The format is self explanatory:
# description lines starts with '#', the command follows in the next line fortune # This line is here just to hold a brief command description echo "This sample command echoes this!" # List all processes ps aux
Change the keybind
If you installed
icl with the one line snippets provided above. The keybind is defined in
~/.zshrc depending on which shell you are using. Look for one of the following commands and replace
ctrl+t with another keybind on your preference.
# fish bind \ct f_run_icl # zsh bindkey ^t w_run_icl # Bash bind '"\C-t":"f_run_icl\n"'
TLDR clientBonus: icl as a
tldr.txt includes all commands scrapped from tldr repository. If you want to be able to access them using icl, simply place them in your
commands.txt. You can do so by running the following command.
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plainas/icl/master/tldr.txt >> ~/.config/icl/commands.txt