DEV Community

Cover image for Translate with alias

Posted on


Translate with alias


For those of us who do not know English and throw a lot of Google Translate...

  • Install translate-shell

brew install translate-shell

  • Add alias in .bash_profile or .zshrc

Note: The parameter: is the language, try to put different and obtain more results (example :en)

alias trad="trans :es "$(pbpaste)" -b | pbcopy"

Now when we want to translate what we have on the clipboard, we simply put trad in the terminal and we will have it copied

Update: I leave the file for Raycast, in case you want to use it with a combination of keys. I have based on this script (link)


# Dependency: requires translate-shell
# Install with Homebrew: `brew install translate-shell`

# Required parameters:
# @raycast.schemaVersion 1
# @raycast.title Traducir
# @raycast.mode silent
# @raycast.packageName Translate clipboard

# Documentation:
# josexs
# @raycast.authorURL
# @raycast.description Translate to ES and copy text of clipboard.

if ! command -v trans &> /dev/null; then
    echo "trans command is required (";
    exit 1;

trans :es "$(pbpaste)" -b | pbcopy

Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

See you with more tips!

Top comments (0)

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

Node.js doesn’t stop from running other operations because of Libuv, a C++ library responsible for the event loop and asynchronously handling tasks such as network requests, DNS resolution, file system operations, data encryption, etc.

What happens under the hood when Node.js works on tasks such as database queries? We will explore it by following this piece of code step by step.