Install tldr on Raspberry Pi


The tldr project is a collection of community-maintained help pages for command-line tools, that aims to be a simpler, more approachable complement to traditional man pages.

Run it by typing "tldr " into terminal.

Maybe you are new to the command-line world? Or just a little rusty? Or perhaps you can't always remember the arguments to lsof, or tar?

It also is more digestable than man pages which blasts pages of useless stuff at you every time you use it.

Fortunately, tldr is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install tldr.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
tldr will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install tldr

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install tldr.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Tools category.

Now scroll down to find tldr in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install tldr for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at