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Invoking the angel 

The most simple invocation is:

$ angel

This will show the angel base directory on screen.

Direct reference:

$ angel examples/samba

Shows angel 'samba' in 'examples' directory. For quicker access when the exact location of an angel is known.


$ angel -f searchstring [ string ...]

Search for angels with keywords in title and tags. All search strings are linked with logical 'and'.


$ angel -u <url>

Download an angel from the Internet with URL <url>. The angel on the remote host is in tar.gz. format and will be unpacked into the 'imported' folder in the angel base directory.

Editing an angel:

$ angel -e

Opens a text editor to edit the active angel.

Creating a new angel:

$ angel -c

Opens the angel to create a new angel.

Executing a file:

$ angel -x <angel>

Executes a file that is an angel that is not in the angel base directory or any of the subdirectories.


$ angel -r <reference>

Show angel with reference number <reference>

Turn off the one-letter commands:

$ angel -i

Turns off the one-letter commands used in the angels. The one-letter commands build up in a folder. Helpful to run from time to time to clean up. The Angelscripts will create the one-letter commands again when invoked.