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Show HN: Commands.dev, a searchable collection of commands from across the Web

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  • 8 days ago

  • @alokedesai
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Show HN: Commands.dev, a searchable collection of commands from across the Web

@pozol 7 days

Replying to @alokedesai 🎙

This looks great, I’m going to check it out tomorrow at work!


@egberts1 7 days

Replying to @alokedesai 🎙

A couple of things: that I would love to see in commands.dev

+ a graph showing what its input and output to that command or command+option

+ data type (netdev, IPC, file, pipe) and its data format/schema (INI, CSV, PNG, PEM, text)

+ privilege required (file perms, capabilities, security context)

+ file naming convention of input/output


@Sakos 7 days

Replying to @alokedesai 🎙

Reminds me of tldr, which has been an invaluable tool to find common usages for command line programs. It's particularly great because I have direct access to it in my terminal. It's mostly replaced man pages for my uses.


@alokedesai 8 days

Replying to @alokedesai 🎙

Hi HN,

I’m Aloke, one of the co-creators of commands.dev (https://www.commands.dev/) and an engineer at Warp (https://www.warp.dev/).

Commands.dev is a curated, open-source collection of popular terminal commands that lets you quickly search for hard-to-remember terminal commands by title, tag, and description. Each of these pages are also indexed by Google to provide a consistent, well-formatted alternative to the variety of sources these commands turn up now, like StackOverflow.

As an engineer who uses the terminal frequently, I often have trouble remembering the exact command I want to execute if it’s not easily searchable within my terminal. Some commands that I run infrequently don’t match up with the underlying task they perform, which makes it even harder to find. For example, to undo my last git commit, I have to search for “git reset”, which I never remember because I’m always thinking “undo”ing my last commit instead of “reset”ing.

We built commands.dev so that there would be a centralized place to quickly find and search commands based on their name, description, or category. If you are a Warp user, these commands are also integrated directly into Warp as a feature we call Workflows (https://docs.warp.dev/features/workflows) so that you can quickly search and execute them directly from the terminal.

These commands are open-source (https://github.com/warpdotdev/workflows) and we would love contributions to make commands.dev even more useful. So far, we’ve already had 85 commands created by 22 unique contributors.

I’m excited to hear what you think of commands.dev! Our team sincerely hopes this will become a go-to tool on the Internet to consult when developers need to remember a difficult command, either directly on the site or by discovering a commands.dev page when searching Google for help with a command.

If you’re interested, join Warp’s Discord (www.warp.dev/discord) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/warpdotdev).


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