A simple CLI productivity tool to quickly display the syntax of a desired piece of code

Solirs Solirs Last update: Jun 10, 2022


Iforgor is a customisable and easy to use command line tool to manage code samples.It's a good way to quickly get your hand on syntax you dont remember right from your terminal without wasting time looking on the internet.


Method :

Creates symlinks of iforgor.py and the snippets folder to /usr/local/bin. So that it can be run from anywhere on the terminal.

Requirements :

  • Python.
  • Git.
  • The colorama python module.

Step by step procedure :

  1. Open a terminal and cd into the directory you want to install the program into.

  2. Run "git clone https://github.com/Solirs/iforgor/"

  3. Cd into the newly created "iforgor" directory

  4. Run "./setup.sh" as root (it has to be run as root since it needs to create files in /usr/local/bin), add the ungit argument to remove github related files and folders like the readme and license.

  5. Run "iforgor -h"

If it works, the install was successful.You can then delete setup.sh


To uninstall, simply delete the 'iforgor' and 'snippets' symlinks in /usr/local/bin.

Then delete the iforgor folder.

Iforgor 101

To display a piece of code, run the following.


The language argument represents a folder in the "snippets" directory.You can add any language you want by creating a folder in it.

The snippet argument represents a *.txt file in the specified language directory that containd the code sample you want to display.You can add any code sample by creating a *.txt in a desired language folder.

So if you want to add a function sample for the, lets say Rust language for example.You will have to create a directory named "rust" in the snippets folder.And create a function.txt file in the rust folder with the code you want inside.

You can then print it out by running iforgor rust function

Pro tips:

  • Languages and snippets are case insensitive. So you can run 'iforgor lAnGuAgE sNiPpeT'.

  • You dont need to do the setup process, but its required if you want to be able to run iforgor easily from anywhere.

  • There are default snippets yes, but iforgor is designed to be customized, dont hesitate to add your own custom snippets and languages.


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This should work on pretty much any linux distro, but i can make mistakes, so dont hesitate opening an issue if you face problems.

Iforgor was tested on:

Debian 11 : Working

Void Linux : Working

Arch Linux : Working

BSDs and other unix based operating systems.

Those are less certain to work, but you can still give it a try.

Tested on:

FreeBSD : Working

OpenBSD : Working

Want to contribute ?

Sure. All help is accepted.

The code is very commented if you want to take a look at it.

PLEASE dont forget to star the project if you find it interesting, it helps out a ton.

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