I'm looking for datasets that contain a list of shell commands (any kind of shell: bash, sh, Windows shell, …) where each shell command is associated with at least one sentence written in English that explains what the shell command does. Examples:

  • what’s in this folder -> ls
  • how much available disk space do I have left -> df -h
  • install htop -> apt-get install -y htop

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apropos command will get you part of the way there.

apropos find spits out all commands named find or with find in the short description. You can start to hack away from there.

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