cheat man page
cheat [option] command
cheat displays a cheatsheet for popular posix commands. It's designed to help remind system administrators of options and syntax for commands that they use frequently, but not frequently enough to remember.
Cheat differs from info or man in that cheat is example-centric. You learn from cheatsheets by seeing common examples of how the command is used, rather than reading about every option technically available. In other words, cheat is not complete, but by design. It shows you how a command is most frequently used, and that's all.
Issue this command:
and a cheatsheet for foo is displayed onscreen.
- -d, --directories
List directories on CHEATPATH
- -e, --edit [cheat sheet]
Edit an existing cheatsheet
- -l, --list
List all cheatsheets
- -s, --search [keyword]
Search for cheatsheet matching KEYWORD
- -v, --version
Print the version number
CHEATPATH environment variable
By default, the location for cheatsheets is set to PYTHONPATH/cheat/cheatsheets
Additional cheatsheets may be stored in $HOME/.cheat
You can override the system location of cheatsheets by exporting a CHEATPATH environment variable pointing to an alternate location. For example, in your .bashrc file: export CHEATPATH=/opt/cheatsheets
Chris Allen Lane https://github.com/chrisallenlane
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