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A fully-functional bash client for tldr. This version aims to be the easiest and smallest to set up on a new account, without sacrificing any features.

tldr screenshot


mkdir -p ~/bin
curl -o ~/bin/tldr
chmod +x ~/bin/tldr

Then make sure ~/bin is in your $PATH. On OSX edit ~/.bash_profile (or ~/.bashrc on Linux), and add the following line to the bottom of the file:

export PATH=~/bin:$PATH


curl needs to be available somewhere in your $PATH. The script is otherwise self-contained.


tldr [options] command

    -l, --list:      show all available pages
    -p, --platform:  show page from specific platform rather than autodetecting
    -u, --update:    update, force retrieving latest copies of index and <command>
    -h, -?, --help:  this help overview

    Show examples for this command

The client caches a copy of all pages and the index locally under ~/.config/tldr. By default, the cached copies will expire in 14 days.


This is the result of a Sunday afternoon project. It's been lightly tested under Mac OS X 10.9 and Ubuntu Linux 15.10. I've tried to make the project as portable as possible, but if there's something I missed I'd love your help.

  • Want a new feature? Feel free to file an issue for a feature request.
  • Find a bug? Open an issue please, or even better send me a pull request.

Contributions are always welcome at any time!