Daily Archives: Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Howdoi – Instant Coding Answers via Command Line

The idea is simple – ask a question and get an answer.

$ howdoi format date bash
> DATE=`date +%Y-%m-%d`

Howdoi solves life’s little coding mysteries like the always frustrating command line flags for tar (as illustrated by XKCD).

Github repo
Blog post describing the tool.