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:

bombadillo (https://bombadillo.colorfield.space/)

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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

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:

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



gdebi and Aur!

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

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


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: