Find the right manpage or cheatsheet, easily.
If the above is too small, you can see it on terminalizer
fzf to be able to search not only manpages but
your cheatsheets from
cheat as well. It also supplements the listings
from the cheatsheets if there is a description in the manpages.
Its name and icon are meant to be an homage to the longrunning UK panel show “Quite Interesting” where you get to find out all sorts of interesting things; there is no connection express or implied between these files and that television program.
Except that it’s good. Watch it.
This project is licensed under the MIT License. For the full license, see
quite-intriguing-preview in the same directory where
your shell can find them. I created a symlink to the
quite-intriguing file called
qi, or you can use an alias.
It’s recommended to run
quite-intriguing -p before doing anything, and to re-run
this command either as part of a cronjob or as a hook after installing a program via
your package manager. This allows the program to create its own little reference
~/.config/qi_cachefile. It not only reads in all the available entries from
man, but also
cheat. As the latter two do not have descriptions
as part of their UI,
qi will match any filenames and enrich the descriptions.
quite-intriguing [OPTIONS] [SEARCHTERM]
Omitting the search term is quite okay; including it just starts the search faster. Including a query assumes TUI mode (the default).
The preview in TUI mode is provided by
fzf. You can scroll in the preview
window using either the mouse or
fzf’s default binds of shift-up and
shift-down. If you wish to edit these bindings, you’ll have to edit my
script with the guidance from here.
The various switches are:
The gui display of results is a bit wonky for some reason and I can’t figure out how to make it scroll properly. :/ If you know what I’m missing, I’d appreciate it.
Steven Saus injects people with radioactivity for his day job, but only to serve the forces of good.