How to Use ChatGPT and DALL-E from Command Line using ChatGPT-shell-cli

ChatGPT-shell-cli is a free and open source shell script to use ChatGPT and DALL-E from the terminal command line application. By default this app uses the gpt-3.5-turbo model with the OpenAI API . Not only this, it supports all other OpenAI models. It comes with chat, chat history, chat context, input pipe, generate image, generate command and many more.

How to Install ChatGPT-shell-cli on Ubuntu

To install ChatGPT-shell-cli on your Ubuntu Linux system, run below command in the terminal app.

curl -sS | sudo -E bash

Get the ChatGPT OpenAI API keys from below link and provide when asked.

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Generate OpenAI API Keys

Then manually add the API key using below command.

export OPENAI_KEY=your_key_here

Just replace “your_key_here” with your real API key.


Now run below command and start your prompt.


Some available commands.


For the complete help and usage details run below command.

chatgpt -h
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