Updated 09 Nov 2020

Explain commands in your terminal

This document describes how to query commands on your terminal to get a break down of commands with syntax highlighting and definitions for attributes using the kmdr-cli.


You will need to have kmdr-cli installed on your system and be logged in.

Query a command

Run kmdr explain to return a prompt for entering the command you would like definitions for.

When the Enter your command prompt is returned, enter the command you would like explained and hit the Enter key.

kmdr-cli will return a break down of your command with definitions and syntax highlighting.

Example output for the ls-alh command

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Command breakdown with syntax highlighting to assist you in differentiating parts of the command followed by the explanation of each of these parts.