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[1]> help
help command   -- Help for a specific command.

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[1]> help previous
Focus previous stack.