Top 20 Help Open-Source Projects

  • tldr

    📚 Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands

    Project mention: Ask HN: Can I see your cheatsheet? | | 2022-06-29

    I used to keep a list of snippets, but I found a tool that did it better - `tldr` ( I can use this from the command line instead of going searching my notes for it.


    the only cheat sheet you need

    Project mention: Ask HN: Can I see your cheatsheet? | | 2022-06-29
  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • vim-galore

    :mortar_board: All things Vim!

    Project mention: Vim-galore: ¡ahora en español! | | 2022-06-27

    Hey people, I recently got into Vim and found that it's indeed quite the odyssey. I found mhinz's guide to vim, vim-galore, very helpful. So, I figured that, since there's no version of vim-galore in Spanish, I might as well make one myself. And that's what I did, you can see it in here.

  • cheat

    cheat allows you to create and view interactive cheatsheets on the command-line. It was designed to help remind *nix system administrators of options for commands that they use frequently, but not frequently enough to remember.

    Project mention: Ask HN: Can I see your cheatsheet? | | 2022-06-29

    Here is tool that I use very often:

    Super simple!

    Here is example:

    > cheat zip

    # To create zip file:

    zip file1 directory/

    # To create zip file from directory:

    zip -r directory/

    # To create zip file with password:

    zip -P password file1

    # To join a split zip file (.zip, .z01, .z02, etc):

    zip -FF --out

    # To list, test and extract zip archives, see unzip:

    cheat unzip

  • List-Of-Open-Source-Internships-Programs

    A curated list of all the open-source internships/Programs

    Project mention: List of all the open-source internships programs | | 2022-03-30
  • helpful

    A better Emacs *help* buffer

    Project mention: An implementation of simple, intuitive tabs in Emacs. | | 2022-05-20

    BUT: helpful

  • NoWarDDoS

    DDoS Russian websites to help Ukraine to win this hybrid war

    Project mention: Nowarddos – DDoS Russian websites to help Ukraine to win this hybrid war | | 2022-03-02
  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • awesome-vrchat

    One-stop shop for people interested in developing content for VRchat

    Project mention: Tutorials for vrchat? | | 2021-07-17
  • IBM-Z-zOS

    The helpful and handy location for finding and sharing z/OS files, which are not included in the product.

    Project mention: The IBM Mainframe: The most powerful and cost-effective computing platform | | 2021-09-08

    and other components the x86 platform misses.

  • CheatSheet

    A Haskell CheatSheet in PDF and literate source formats.

  • SupportDocs

    Generate help centers for your iOS apps. Hosted by GitHub and always up-to-date.

    Project mention: An app I’m working on to Ctrl-F in printed (non-digital) documents | | 2021-07-24

    Not the whole thing. Code is still pretty messy and it's a very big project. But the core code is open source and so is the help center.

  • command_help

    :information_source: Extract help text from builtin commands and man pages

    Project mention: Enter a command to see help text for each arg | | 2022-05-30

    I wrote a Linux CLI tool [0] that parses the man/help pages to extract option details. Works most of the time for me, but there are plenty of corner cases that don't work.


  • docs

    The documentation for Firefly III (by firefly-iii)


    Guia destinado a ajudar programadores com dificuldade em enviar respostas no Beecrowd, e mostrar todas minhas soluções enviadas com JavaScript que vou fazendo ao longos dos meus dias.

    Project mention: Como enviar soluções feitas em JavaScript no URI? | | 2021-10-11
  • taxonworks_doc

    TaxonWorks ( documentation.

    Project mention: Monograph of wild and cultivated chili peppers | | 2022-06-15

    Thanks much, contributions, however small, are greatly appreciated. We're starting to unify docs at I've updated the link to point to the corresponding location there.

  • makehelp

    Built-in doxygen-style help in makefiles

  • App

    Application to help autistic persons to communicate with other persons. (by Gueopic)

    Project mention: Gueopic - Free Accessibility communication app (open source) | | 2022-01-28

    You can follow it in GitHub and contribute to it if you have time and development knowledge, any help would be welcome:

  • documentation

    Documentation for Papermerge - Installation, Help, User Manual, REST API (by papermerge)

    Project mention: Paperless-ng with multiple users or another DMS? | | 2021-10-26

    Papermerge has multi user features, in a plain folder structure. Specifically, I use the container.

  • opensearch-migration-examples

    Code examples showing how to change from Elasticsearch to OpenSearch® library dependencies.

    Project mention: How to migrate your Elasticsearch client to using OpenSearch | | 2022-03-20

    The good news is that you can reuse the same APIs as the Elasticsearch ones in your OpenSearch client. Take a look at the full example on our OpenSearch migration repository.

  • howtoman

    howtoman - a brief and easy to read guide on how to read a manpage

    Project mention: howtoman - a brief and easy to read guide on how to read a manpage | | 2022-01-02
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-06-29.

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Project Stars
1 tldr 39,181
2 29,601
3 vim-galore 14,215
4 cheat 9,607
5 List-Of-Open-Source-Internships-Programs 2,128
6 helpful 823
7 NoWarDDoS 500
8 awesome-vrchat 358
9 IBM-Z-zOS 260
10 CheatSheet 240
11 SupportDocs 107
12 command_help 50
13 docs 27
15 taxonworks_doc 14
16 makehelp 13
17 App 3
18 documentation 2
19 opensearch-migration-examples 1
20 howtoman 1
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