Explain Shell
Posted by nero on December 13 2013 22:09:23

Explain Shell is a web site made to explain complex bash instructions by breaking down the line in each single command and option.

When a complex Bash line is inserted it is analysed in each single part. The elements of the line are explained by using the relative part of the command manpage. To do so the website has indexed Ubuntu manpages from section 1 and 8 using a Python script. The source code of the script is available on the web site.

While this is not a Bash course and cannot replace it, it's a good way for non experts to disasseble quickly a line.