boolcodes - Linux


boolcodes is a command-line tool used to convert boolean expressions into human-readable English descriptions. It helps in simplifying complex logical expressions and making them easier to understand and interpret.




  • -h, –help: Displays usage information.
  • -v, –verbose: Prints additional information during execution.
  • -o, –output-file: Specifies the output file to save the English description (default: stdout).
  • -n, –no-color: Disables colored output.


Convert a simple boolean expression:

boolcodes A && B


A and B

Convert a complex expression with parentheses:

boolcodes (A || B) && (C || D)


(A or B) and (C or D)

Save the output to a file:

boolcodes (A || B) && (C || D) -o output.txt

Output (in output.txt):

(A or B) and (C or D)

Common Issues

  • Missing parentheses: Ensure that all logical operators are enclosed in parentheses to avoid ambiguity.
  • Invalid boolean expression: Verify that the provided expression follows valid boolean syntax.
  • Typographical errors: Double-check for any typos in the expression or command.


Combine with other commands: Pipe output to other tools, such as grep or less, for filtering or pagination.

Use as a script: Create scripts that automate the conversion of boolean expressions to English descriptions.

Related Commands

  • expr: Evaluates mathematical expressions.
  • test: Evaluates boolean expressions.
  • Truth Table Generator: Interactive truth table generator for boolean expressions.