#cli #bash #dashboard #terminal #command-line #script #command

app plz-cli

Generate bash scripts from the command line, using Codex

1 unstable release

0.1.1 Dec 14, 2022

#1624 in Command line utilities

MIT and LGPL-3.0-or-later

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Copilot, for your terminal

A CLI tool that generates shell scripts from a human readable description.


You can install plz by running the following command in your terminal.

curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/m1guelpf/plz-cli/main/install.sh | sh -

You may need to close and reopen your terminal after installation. Alternatively, you can download the binary corresponding to your OS from the latest release.


plz uses GPT-3. To use it, you'll need to grab an API key from your dashboard, and save it to OPENAI_API_KEY as follows (you can also save it in your bash/zsh profile for persistance between sessions).


Once you have configured your environment, run plz followed by whatever it is that you want to do (plz "show me all options for the plz cli").

To get a full overview of all available options, run plz --help

$ plz --help
Generates bash scripts from the command line

Usage: plz [OPTIONS] <PROMPT>

  <PROMPT>  Description of the command to execute

  -y, --force    Run the generated program without asking for confirmation
  -h, --help     Print help information
  -V, --version  Print version information


Make sure you have the latest version of rust installed (use rustup). Then, you can build the project by running cargo build, and run it with cargo run.


This project is open-sourced under the MIT license. See the License file for more information.


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