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  1. 185 votes
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    • Provide bash client to integrate site into cli

      This way, from a bash prompt, I could search for a command using tags or keywords and when I found the one I wanted, be able to edit or run it.

      The flip side would be to have a way to quickly take a command you just ran and save it to the site.

      98 votes
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        planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Admin →
      • Ask for a command which is not yet listed

        Allow users to ask for a specific command that is not yet listed. Create feed / Send notifications with command requests - so that people can quickly respond to a 'need' of a command.

        68 votes
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          planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
        • Allow anonymous voting/commenting

          Makes things quicker and easier

          46 votes
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          • Soften the design - hurts eyes

            Some people have complained about the colours being too harsh and the white/black/green scheme being difficult to read. One option is to soften the design somewhat - maybe actually get a real designer involved. Agree?

            37 votes
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            • Allow a # prompt for commands to be executed as root

              Many people are throwing up 'sudo' if the command is to be executed as root. This assumes that the person viewing the command has sudo installed and setup, which they might or might not. Rather, when submitting a new command, allow the user to change the prompt:
              - $ for commands run by an unprivileged user
              - # for commands run by the root user

              35 votes
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              • Option to say what console it uses.

                There many consoles for Linux, BASH, zsh, etc.
                Shouldn't there be some option when submitting it that sez which console that command requires?

                34 votes
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                • Add identi.ca support

                  Identi.ca is like twitter but is based on opensource software and supports openid logins (among other things). The identi.ca software, laconi.ca, is cross site compatible; adding identi.ca support would let not only identi.ca users follow commandlinefu.com but would also let all users of services that use laconi.ca software to do the same.

                  31 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • works in <OS|distro>

                    Let creator post the OS|distro used and let the users attach their own distros|OS if available in their repository.

                    19 votes
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                    • Option to automatically add "upped" commands to favorites.

                      If a user "ups" a command, then he will likely want to remember it. An option to automatically "favorite" an "upped" command would be great.

                      Alternatively, an option to view all "upped" commands would do.

                      15 votes
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                      • Provide username on password reset

                        I cant log in using my usual password. So I used your reset password feature. Unfortunately I realised that the problem was the username not being my email.
                        I dont know my username is. Most web sites use email as login, its easier to remember.

                        15 votes
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                        • make a user's favourites public

                          I wish to look at what other people are marking as favourite & I wish to import my favourites into some external site (friendfeed.com) via a feed.

                          Currently, this is not possible as any favourites related functionality requires signing in - and then you can only view your own favourites.

                          13 votes
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                            Will look into this one from the importing point of view. There are already RSS feeds available for any list of commands (such as your favourites) see the links on the right-hand side of the appropriate. Although there is any issue with authentication so you idea is probably right.

                          • Create opensearch file for better searching on browsers

                            Please, it's easy

                            Put an opensearch.xml ont the root

                            12 votes
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                            • multi-language description

                              support multi-language or online translation for command description

                              12 votes
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                              • Show user comments in RSS feed

                                currently in rss feed we can see the description and the command itself. However comments are not there.

                                Are comments important? personally I thought they are. For example, someone submitted a command which maybe not VERY useful, or there would be Better solution for it. Usually our nice member will post a comment with the better solution. Therefore I think it would be nice if the comments may also be seen in rss feed.

                                In fact I did learn something from the comments... :)

                                what do you think?

                                11 votes
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                                  Wasn’t sure about this one at first, but I think you’re right. I’ll trial one of the feeds including comments as well as the command and sample description.

                                • Source website of tool/app

                                  The source website or official website, repo, mirror or developer's website of the tool/app used.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Link commands to man and --help info

                                    It would be very useful to automatically link posted commands to man and help information. Although a user can easily open a terminal and get this info themselves a simple link would be much faster and a welcomed feature for this site.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Add a forum or chatbox to get help formulating a command

                                      I find I have ideas for commands but need help from the unix gurus here to perfect them. A place where users could bounce around ideas before submitting them I think would be good. Alternatively, maybe a way of flagging a command as 'not working' that a user needs help with.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • count down the characters left on the command entry page

                                        Currently the input boxes on the command entry page tell the max number of characters allowed, but don't show the number of characters left. Take a hint from userful's "I suggest you" or Twitters' entry box and apply to all input fields that are character limited.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • allow user to see comments he/she wrote to others

                                          an addition to "link to commands by user". the page showing commands of a user should also show the comments he/she left for others.
                                          this is mostly for user, to keep track of for which commands he/she left commands

                                          8 votes
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