ExplainShell may be my favorite tool for helping us all understand what a given command is doing before we execute it. To test I’ve input a few complex commands and everything I’ve given it has been translated perfectly.

For example, use this loop to test it:

for i in $(find /home/*/public_html/* -type f | grep readme.html); do echo $i; grep -m 1 -i version $i; done

For the tool to be able to give you the most accurate information, your commands you have to be broken down, so I’ve highlighted each phrase (in case you aren’t necessarily familiar with for-loops) for your ease of testing.