Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the kmdr CLI tool still available?

    Yes, it is available on GitHub but we are not currently developing new features while we focus on the browser extension. Our goal is to eventually bridge the browser extension with kmdr-cli so that users can move back and fourth seamlessly.
  • Does it work on any website?

    So long you are able to select text on the website, then yes! It does not render definitions for commands in images or PDFs.
  • What's the difference between the kmdr-cli and the browser extension?

    The definitions returned in kmdr-cli and the browser extension are the same today. However, kmdr-cli is not powered by our latest parsing system that supports more advanced features like multi-line commands and more complex bash-constructs. We will be updating kmdr-cli to catch up to the browser extension soon!
  • What browsers are supported?

    Chrome and Firefox
  • Which shells can be parsed by kmdr?

  • What CLI programs/tools does kmdr understand?

    There are hundreds! You can visit the detailed list at
  • Do you offer a demo version of the browser extension?

    You can try kmdr for free for fourteen (14) days.
  • How does kmdr differ from explainshell?

    First thing is first: We love

    kmdr supports complex commands, variable assignments, command expansions, subshells and multiline explanations. Unlike Explainshell, kmdr can explain modern CLI tools with complex subcommand structures like docker, kubectl, npm, go, apt, etc. It can also parse complex bash constructs and explain multiple commands across multiple lines.

    kmdr’s descriptions and coverage are ever improving and go beyond what’s in a man page. kmdr is an active and maintained project. Our team is constantly improving on our explanations, coverage and features. Explainshell explanations come from manpages and is not currently maintained

    kmdr supports accounts that allow users to create and share Cheatsheets. kmdr has enabled and will continue to develop unique features for users through accounts.

    kmdr was born from a CLI tool and in the future will auto-sync to bring your favorite commands to your terminal. The first iteration of kmdr was a CLI tool. Our plan is to bridge kmdr’s first and second iteration to enable a seamless path for users to go from their browser to their terminal, and vice versa.

  • What payment methods do you accept?

    Google Pay or any other credit card like Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We use Stripe as our payment platform.
  • How can I receive software updates?

    Chrome and Firefox users will receive updates as soon as we release the new version.
  • Does it work offline?

    No. As of now, you can only use kmdr-cli and the browser extension as long as those clients can reach out to our API backend servers.
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