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Author Topic: ExplainShell explains those cryptic command options  (Read 1794 times)

Edvard

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ExplainShell explains those cryptic command options
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:48:27 PM »
Mouser mentioned this in IRC, and there's a nice little write-up at Ghacks here:
http://www.ghacks.ne...mand-line-arguments/

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Explain Shell is a free online service that will break down command line arguments that you enter for you. If you do not know what the commands find . -type f -print0, tar xzvf archive.tar.gz or iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -s ip-to-block -j DROP do, you can find out now using the service.

http://explainshell.com/

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Pretty snazzy!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: ExplainShell explains those cryptic command options
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 08:58:13 PM »
Looks neat!  Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: ExplainShell explains those cryptic command options
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 08:59:09 PM »
For those who use such things...

Mycroft has a search engine plugin / provider for it.

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Re: ExplainShell explains those cryptic command options
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 06:42:22 AM »
Thanks E-Man! That's very handy - and a great resource for bringing a new shell user up to speed. :Thmbsup: