Cheat.sh - unified access to community driven cheat sheets
Posted on May 17, 2022 by Adrian Wyssmann ‐ 2 min read
I already talked about some of cool open source tools, which help you to have cheatsheets and manage your kb
What is it?
cheat.sh is a tool, which unifies access to community driven cheatsheets, including some of the ones I mentioned in my post.
It has some nice features:
- Has a simple curl/browser/editor interface.
- Covers 56 programming languages, several DBMSes, and more than 1000 most important UNIX/Linux commands.
- Provides access to the best community driven cheat sheets repositories in the world, on par with StackOverflow.
- Available everywhere, no installation needed, but can be installed for offline usage.
- Ultrafast, returns answers within 100 ms, as a rule.
- Has a convenient command line client, cht.sh, that is very advantageous and helpful, though not mandatory.
- Can be used directly from code editors, without opening a browser and not switching your mental context.
- Supports a special stealth mode where it can be used fully invisibly without ever touching a key and making sounds.
Installation and Usage
There are two ways to use it, either using
curl by querying
The query is composed as follows:
curl <URL>/<PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE>/<QUESTION>
<QUESTION> is a list of keywords separated with
+. In my example above I want to get some info about loops in bash hence the query is
Alternatively you can install the cli client, which then allows you to query for cheats:
Installing the client has some advantages, like Tab completion or a Stealth Mode.
As mentioned in my post, each tool has it’s pro and cons, also when it comes to the content of the cheatsheets. Combining these into a single interface, does not require you to choose but you just use everything there is available.