Favorite terminal applications?

We’ve got a thread on good GUI applications, so why not one for CLI ones? I use the terminal a lot, for ssh-ing and weechat and whatnot. But right now, I’d say the following are my favorite CLI applications:

TaskWarrior
TimeWarrior
ranger
cmus
htop
mpv
nano
weechat
screen
tmux
zsh
bombadillo (https://bombadillo.colorfield.space/)
lynx

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Check out “bpytop”:

Also awesome:
ncdu (ncurses-based disk usage utility, sort of like Gnome’s “Disk Usage Analyser”)

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Hands down - nethack. Or I guess more specifically ‘ssh nethack@alt.org’. :slight_smile:

mc is bae

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I prefer glances over htop.

I also like nethogs, as it lists top bandwidth consumers by process.

But, the terminal app I use the most has to be Vim.

nmap is another favorite. This tool can be used for so many different purposes.

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A few favorites:

newsboat
nvim
ssh, sshfs & bindfs (cu cu cu cu combo breaker!!)
wget & youtube-dl
xrandr, wmctrl & xdotool

Learning:

calcurse

gdebi and Aur!

fzf, weechat, ranger, exa, awk, grep … trying ripgrep, nmtui, neovim, ytop

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I thought we had one similar thread but it was not cli only. So I will make it brief.

The terminal apps I use every day are like already mentioned by @Ulfnic newsboat as my RSS reader and youtube-dl. :+1:
Then come vim and htop, yes htop, I really do not care about the other ones. :slight_smile:

And of course to watch all the documentaries and podcasts I downloaded with youtube-dl, including almost all of the DLN shows, I use mpv.

I don’t know what ‘bae’ means, but mc is great.

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I don’t know what ‘bae’ means…

Name checks out. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: For the record, I had to ask a teenager myself.

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thanks for the tip on ‘ask a teenager’.
For anyone who is as clueless as me, ‘bae’ stands for ‘before anyone else’ (according to this website).

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pianobar. Make sure you set /etc/libao.conf to pulse.

Not to be confused with Xbae

A Motif® table widget which presents an editable array of string data to the user in a scrollable table similar to a spreadsheet.

apt install libxbae4m

http://xbae.sourceforge.net/

ls (listing)
grep (sorting)
ping (testing connections)
speedtest (testing connections)
bible-kjv (quick referencing)
links (quick referencing)
and… NANO!!! :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

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Favorite apps are, Ramboxpro. Bibletime, GDebi. way better packaging system.

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Oh… and now that I’ve discovered ‘tldtr’, this one gets added to my list! What a terrific plain-lingo way of researching how to use CLI commands! I absolutely love it!

Damn, I had no idea. I thought maybe it meant boyfreind. Oh, well, get of ma damn lawn you kids.



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lsd > exa / ls
tealdeer > tldr
bat > cat
dust > du
gobble > swallow / devour

df - disk space check
viu - image viewer (best used in kitty)
goto - like bookmarks for cli
cpulimit