Dec 202010


CLI Companion is an Terminal with an attached ‘command dictionary’. The application comes with a set of commands already added to the dictionary. However CLI Companion lets you add as many commands as you want to the ‘command dictionary’. You may use this tool to store and run Terminal commands from a GUI. People unfamiliar with the Terminal will find CLI Companion a useful way to become acquainted with the Terminal and unlock its potential. Experienced users can use CLI Companion to store their extensive list of commands in a searchable list.

Get the .deb from here or directly from HERE

You can visit the projects Launchpad page or follow the directions below to install from the Terminal.

I will include include instructions to install the deb directly as well as instructions to install from the PPA so you can receive updates. You can install the deb with the following commands in a terminal.
To get the deb:


To install the deb:

dpkg -i clicompanion_1.0-3.1_all.deb

To automatically receive updates you can add the clicompanion-nightlies ppa to your Software Sources with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clicompanion-devs/clicompanion-nightlies

Then install the .deb (not necessary if you already followed the wget and dpkg commands above):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install clicompanion

You can find the “text” file that holds all the specific users commands in ~/clicompanion2. You’ll want to save that file if you upgrade/ move systems around. The base file that holds all the initial commands is in /etc/clicompanion.d/clicompanion2.config.

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