Command Naming Convention

At the heart of this project is a convention determining how commands are named. Without such a convention it would be harder to find new commands and remember the names of every day commands.

The gist of the convention is: The name of a command is a dot-separated list of words. This list describes a path inside a concept hierarchy from a general starting point to the desired destination.


  • Natural description: I want to see how much communication there is between my computer and the network.
  • Command:


Grammar can be viewed via Railroad Diagram Generator.

Grammar ::= object*viaTool?identifier?
object ::= [0-9a-fA-F]+
viaTool ::= '.via.'object
identifier ::= .[0-9]+

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