The Qtile command shell is a command-line shell interface that provides access
to the full complement of Qtile command functions. The shell features command
name completion, and full command documentation can be accessed from the shell
itself. The shell uses GNU Readline when it’s available, so the interface can
be configured to, for example, obey VI keybindings with an appropriate
.inputrc file. See the GNU Readline documentation for more information.
Displaying the shell path¶
Note that the shell provides a “short-hand” for specifying node keys (as opposed to children). The following is a valid shell path:
> cd group/4/window/31457314
The command prompt will, however, always display the Python node path that should be used in scripts and key bindings:
help command provides the canonical documentation for the Qtile
> cd layout/1 layout> help help command -- Help for a specific command. Builtins ======== cd exit help ls q quit Commands for this object ======================== add commands current delete doc down get_info items next previous rotate shuffle_down shuffle_up toggle_split up layout> help previous previous() Focus previous stack.