This page briefly explains a few of the more basic Pluckeye commands you can run in a console window (which is called a terminal on macOS) to control how Pluckeye operates. In many cases the commands are documented on other pages, so follow the links. For a more detailed explanation of how to run commands, see Notation. For a full list of commands, see Commands.
Use the delay command to see your current delay, like so:
pluck delay 5 minutes
Don’t set your delay to be very long yet, though! Take a few days first to get used to Pluckeye and ensure it is behaving the way you want it to.
To see if there are any pending rule changes, use the future command:
If you see no output from the future command, it either means that your delay is 0 (so any changes you make are immediate), or there are no pending changes. If your delay is 0, you can temporarily set your delay to 60 seconds and add an
allow rule to see what the future command would normally print:
pluck delay 60 pluck delay 0 pluck + allow example.com pluck future
To enable the system feature (which used to be known as level 2):
pluck + system
To disable the system feature (note that the change won’t take effect for one delay period):
pluck - system
To see if the system feature is enabled, use the features command:
To allow all media (images, videos, etc.) on a website or page:
pluck + allow example.com pluck + allow https://eg.com/something
To block all media on a website or page:
pluck + block google.com pluck + block https://facebook.com/bob
To block part of a site by url, just block the url. All sub-urls will be automatically blocked.
pluck + block example.com image/
To block a program’s access to the internet:
pluck + block program:foo.exe
+ adds, so
pluck - allow example.com pluck - allow https://eg.com/something
The verdicts command allows you to see what Pluckeye is allowing and blocking.
For a more complete description of the syntax used in Pluckeye rules, see Rules.
Usage: pluck [--help|--more-help] pluck [add|del|+|-] <rule> pluck export More Usage: pluck abort [term] # discard pending changes that match term pluck approved? # get expedite approvals from u.pluckeye.net pluck clear # clear configuration (requires 0 delay) pluck compact # maintenance command to shrink data pluck delay [n] # print or set the delay pluck delays # print delay and non-standard delays pluck eval [-x] <context(s)> # show whether context would be allowed pluck export # export configuration pluck factoryreset # use factory defaults pluck features # print enabled features pluck find <term(s)> # print configuration items that match term(s) pluck future # like export, but only print the future pluck import <file> # import rules from file pluck import-allow <file> # add hosts to allow pluck import-block <file> # add hosts to block pluck mayprove # synonym for 'approved?' pluck mety .<ext> # show media type for extension ext pluck repair # attempt to repair Internet pluck refresh # refetch configurations from u.pluckeye.net pluck supplicate # send expedite requests to u.pluckeye.net pluck sync # immediately synchronize with u.pluckeye.net pluck trim # maintenance command to shrink data pluck unimport <file> # remove rules matching those in file pluck unimport-allow <file> # remove hosts to allow pluck unimport-block <file> # remove hosts to block pluck uninstall # uninstall (requires 0 delay) pluck upload # upload configurations to u.pluckeye.net pluck verdicts # print recent allow/block verdicts pluck version # print version pluck [+|-] <rule1> <+|-> <rule2> pluck [+|-] <rule1> , [+|-] <rule2> Examples: pluck + allow ok.com pluck + block http://no.com/something pluck - block um.com pluck export More Examples: pluck export # show the current configuration pluck export >file.txt # put configuration into file.txt pluck eval http://a.com/p.png # would http://a.com/p.png be allowed? pluck eval http://a.com/ image/ # would an image on a.com be allowed? pluck find google # search configuration for google pluck import file.txt # import configuration from file.txt pluck import-allow good.txt # allow all hosts listed in good.txt pluck import-block bad.txt # block all hosts listed in bad.txt pluck delay 3600 # set delay to 1 hour pluck delay # print the current delay pluck abort # abort all pending changes pluck abort foo # abort pending changes that contain "foo" pluck mety a.txt # print the default media type for a.txt pluck + system # enable the system feature (aka level 2) pluck - system # disable the system feature pluck + nhb # enable the nhb feature pluck + block image/ # block images pluck + block port 123 # block port 123 pluck + block 18.104.22.168 # block ip address 22.214.171.124 pluck + block youtube.com # block youtube.com pluck + block facebook.com image/ # block images on facebook.com pluck + when 8-9 allow google.com # allow google.com from 8-9 AM pluck + allow program git # allow git pluck + when now+10m a.com # allow a.com ASAP, but only for 10 minutes pluck + allow ok.com + block no.com # fancy pluck + allow ok.com , block no.com # fancy Even more Examples: # block all aa.com pluck find aa.com | pluck replace allow "when now+5m block" | pluck import - Features: diedisable # legacy, prevent extension removal diedisable2 # legacy, like diedisable but gentler diedisable3 # legacy, like diedisable but harsher nhb # block 'more' (unspecified) noapproval # disable approvals (aka expedite) nochrome # disallow chrome-based browsers nochromesignin # disallow chrome sign-in nochromesync # disallow chrome sync nodoh # disallow DNS over HTTPS nofirefox # disallow firefox-based browsers nohistoryclear # disallow clearing of history nosync # disable synchronization to u.pluckeye.net nounbork # disable unbork completely okincognito # permit incognito mode in chrome safe # use experimental "safe" browsing features safer # like safe, but more so slowunbork # allow unbork time to exceed 1 day system # integrate with the system (aka 'level 2') Advice: Use a short delay while learning how to use Pluck. Use the 'system' feature (aka level 2), but ignore most of the rest unless you discover a need for one of them. Don't import big blacklists using `pluck import`. Instead, use https://u.pluckeye.net/ and create a host or ip specific blacklist and import it on the site. That will keep your specific customizations separate from the big blacklist, and it will allow you to share the blacklist with other pluckers if you so choose. If you still need help, see https://r.pluckeye.net/help . Finally, as the Dread Pirate Roberts says, "Get used to disappointment."