bro pages are a highly readable supplement to man pages
bro pages show concise, common-case examples for Unix commands
If you type...
$ bro curl
...then you get
2 entries for curl -- submit your own example with "bro add curl" # get the contents of a web page curl http://bropages.org bro thanks to upvote (2) bro ...no to downvote (0) ............................................... # send a header with curl curl --header "X-MyHeader: 1" www.bropages.org bro thanks 2 to upvote (1) bro ...no 2 to downvote (0)
add an entry to bro
adding an entry is easy with the bro CLI!
bro add curl
typing bro add cmd will launch your system editor, allowing you to submit an entry
The bro CLI is a Ruby Gem and can be installed as follows
gem install bropages
bro is meant to work out of the box for any machine running Ruby 1.8.7+
we push code quite frequently, thus your bropages gem may get out of date occasionally. however, updating is easy, simply type:
gem update bropages
bro sources its entries from the community, bropages.org hosts all the entries
Entries can be voted up or down, and the best entries are what people see first when they use the bro command line interface
For example, here are the top entries on bropages.org:
# lookup an entry for the command 'bro' with bro bro bro
# Create a tar archive tar -cf archive.tar file1 file2 ... fileN # Create a tar gzipp'd archive tar -zcf archive.tar.gz file1 file2 ... fileN # Create multi-part tar archives from a directory tar cf - /path/to/directory|split -b<max_size_of_part>M - archive.tar # Extract all files from a tar archive tar -xf archive.tar # Extract all files from a tar gzipped archive tar -zxf archive.tar.gz # Extract one file from a tar archive tar -xf archive.tar the_one_file # Lists all files in a tar archive tar -tf archive.tar
# get the contents of a web page curl http://bropages.org
# Creates a soft link ln -s /full/path/to/original/file /full/path/to/link # Creates a hard link ln /full/path/ln/original/file /full/path/to/link
# Shows the manual for using the command 'ls' man ls
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