If you are still intimidated when using the Linux command line CLI Companion may help you learn to use the Linux shell in a fast and easy way. This program will provide you with a searchable reference guide for Linux commands.
Save Frequently Used Commands
You can even add additional commands to the list any time you want. CLI Companion has a list of built in commands that you can automatically paste to the terminal, it also provides simple descriptions for all of the most commonly ued commands.
Learn how to install the CLI Companion terminal emulator on your Ubuntu based system with the commands seen below.
Add The CLI Companion PPA
The first thing to do if you want to try CLI Companion is add the repositories by using the following command.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clicompanion-devs/clicompanion-nightlies
Update Your System
After that you should probably update your repositories and everything else.
$ sudo apt-get update
Install CLI Companion
Then install CLI Companion with this command.
$ sudo apt-get install clicompanion
Just type clicompanion into your terminal to start the program. Then you can enjoy a terminal with a command line reference guide included, to speed up the learning process.
The CLI companion interface is actually slightly more complex than other terminal emulators, but not by much. The default CLI Companion interface contains the following items.
The Menu Bar
The menu bar is located at the top of the CLI Companion window, there is a file menu, and a help menu.
The Search Bar
The search bar is located directly to the right of the menu bar, you can use this to search through your list of commands.
The Command List
The command list will contain a list of commands that you can quickly insert into the terminal, you can alter any command in the list, or add your own.
The Terminal Emulator
Below the command list you can find a standard terminal emulator that you can use to send commands to the shell.
The action bar is located at the bottom of the CLI Companion window. The action bar contains several actions that will help you interact with CLI companion or help you manage your command list.
There are two menus at the top of the CLI Companion window, first is the file menu which contains the actions listed below.
Use this to run a selected command from the command list.
Users can also use this option to add their own commands to the command list.
This option will allow you to remove selected items from the command list
With this option you can create additional tabs where you can use a completely new virtual terminal.
Use this to open the CLI Companion preferences dialog.
At any time you can quit CLI Companion with this option.
The help menu is next, this menu contains the following actions.
This option will display the CLI companion version information.
You can use this option to open a dialog which will display some helpful key bindings.
Use this option to visit the CLI Companion website where you can get additional help.
The following actions are located in the CLI Companion action bar at the bottom of the window.
Use this to run highlighted commands from the command list.
With this you can quickly add new commands to your command list.
You can use this shortcut to quickly edit any highlighted command in the command list.
Use this to remove a highlighted command from the command list.
This shortcut will give you detailed information about the highlighted command.
This will close the CLI Companion window and quit all processes.
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