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.
The shell help provides the canonical documentation for the Qtile API:
> 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.