Explain a Command

A quick way to see what commands and their options do before running them.

Sample Commands

Delete files extracted from a tarball
tar -tf file.tar.gz | xargs rm -r

Generate a random 16-char password
strings /dev/urandom | grep -o '[[:alnum:]]' | head -n 16 | tr -d '\n'

Print the largest files or folders in the current dir
du -s * | sort -n | tail

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For another take on explaining commands, check out explainshell.com.