Mankier can now provide a quick overview of a command and its options:
Here’s a link for the command in the screenshot above:
-s * .[^.]* | sort -n | tail.
(The description text at the top is customised - can be added in an input box when sharing a link.)
The parser is a quick hack, but most commands and their options are supported, and an attempt is made to cope with
option parameters and pipes. A couple more examples:
/dev/urandom | grep -o '[[:alnum:]]' | head -n 16 | tr -d '\n'
-tf file.tar.gz | xargs rm -r
Try it yourself: type a command in the explain input box. It does autocomplete!