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Helper tool to show and search shortcuts for your favorite programs.

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Helper tool to show and search shortcuts for your favorite programs.

KeyCut (for keyboard shortcut) is a command line tool that helps you remembering the numerous keyboard shortcuts of your favorite programs, both graphical and command line ones, by allowing you to print them quickly in a console and search through them.

Shortcut data are provided by the keycut-data repository.

This repo contains the sources for a Python implementation of KeyCut.

It looks like this

The yellow parts are the one that matched a pattern using a regular expression.


Software licensed under ISC license.


[sudo -H] pip install keycut

You will also need to download the data by cloning the repository somewhere:

git clone keycut_data


The program needs to know where the data are. By default, it will search in the (relative) keycut-data/default directory.

export KEYCUT_DATA=/somewhere/keycut_data/default

Show all bash shortcuts:

keycut bash

Show all bash shortcuts matching proc (in Category, Action, or Keys):

keycut bash proc


To run all the tests: tox


  • Interactive UI with search commands
  • Follow the principles in keycut-data repo (inheritance, attributes)


0.1.0 (2016-01-15)

  • Alpha release on PyPI.

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