Right-click to explain commands...That's what's next.

published on 11 January 2021

Jan 3rd, 2020

With a foundation of explanations established, we are now looking to bring kmdr more seamlessly into different development workflows. A browser extension will allow users to quickly check what all of the attributes of a command do before copying to the terminal.


kmdr being in the terminal is particularly handy for those testing their memory of options or getting help via irc; however, developers are also finding new commands on their browsers via sites like Stack Overflow or in a project's online documentation. The kmdr web extension is for devs in a “research session” within their browser, who value time over tabs and want concise and accurate explanations of a command ASAP.

The two-steps-away vision is the ability to select a command from anywhere in your browser and right-click for access to the kmdr description.

The first milestone in the web-extension will be the ability to share kmdr descriptions via a URL provided by the CLI client. Users will be able to send and bookmark the URL of a kmdr description which will be rendered as an orphaned web page.


Invitations to early iterations and access to the browser extension will be coming to folks via our newsletter. Sign up today.


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