What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

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Re: What CLI programs are you using ?

#16 Post by pawRoot »

^Yep i just wish it would read colors from .Xresources or something :cry:
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Re: What CLI programs are you using ?

#17 Post by arochester »

Ripit

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Re: What CLI programs are you using ?

#18 Post by SavoyRoad »

Probably not comprehensive, but covers the majority of what I use :D

Terminal - urxvt
Shell - zsh
File Manager - ranger
Music - ncmpcpp
Video - mpv
Image - mix of feh and sxiv
Editor - vim
Torrent - deluge (Mix of deluge-console and the web frontend. Tried rtorrent but kept on having tracker issues)
Chat - weechat w/matrix script
Screenshot - scrot but will try out maim after a friend recommended it
PDF - zathura

Other utilities:
tmux (for ssh)
youtube-dl
htop
iotop
iftop
dunst - notifications
rofi - dmenu alternative used as a launcher for the most part
abcde - great CD ripper

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Re: What CLI programs are you using ?

#19 Post by None1975 »

Suckless tools-must have this simple commands designed to be used with a minimalistic window managers.
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Re: What CLI programs are you using ?

#20 Post by spartrekus »

pawRoot wrote:Hi

Couldn't find topic like this in here so here it is, what terminal programs (CLI programs) are you guys using ?
I want to switch from using some programs to terminal, that's the reason for this thread.

My list for now:

1. Micro - very nice text editor, my alternative to nano.
2. Cmus - music player.
3. Ranger - file browser.
4. Tree - displays an indented directory tree, in color.

Mostly running on BSD:

nano
ndesk
vim
tc
screen
unimark
nc
naclock
...
links and elinks for the web,
for file ops: find, cat,... filecopy,
and games ... nsnake (for BSD)

What about a sort of Turbo C editor ?
https://github.com/spartrekus/turboceditor
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or medit
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Re: What CLI programs are you using ?

#21 Post by RU55EL »

I don't know how I haven't discovered it before...Orpie.

Orpie is a command line RPN calculator. It is awesome!

I use Galculator in Gnome, but have always wanted a good CLI RPN calculator. It doesn't seem to come up when I use synaptic to search for RPN. I discovered it reading threads at the hpmuseum.org forum. Gotta love the old HP RPN calculators. My old HP12C is still running strong after 20+ years.

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#22 Post by JayEgger »

I like things as simple as possible, so I like Surge.

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#23 Post by Innovate »

apt
locales
scrot
nano
sox
top
live-build
dh-make
dpkg-buildpackage
cmake
git(git clone, git submodule)
wget
alsamixer
mpv

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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#24 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

systemctl
bootctl
networkctl
machinectl
timedatectl
localectl
systemd-nspawn

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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#25 Post by ruffwoof »

startx :)

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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#26 Post by yeti »

alsamixer

To control the volume of my "radio" Cubietruck (basically `alsamixer`, `mplayer` and changing streams using `at`) over `mosh` and `screen`.

libsixel-bin

Being able to display bitmap graphics in an `XTerm` (even over ssh!) is nice to have.

ffplay

`mplayer` seems to have a problem with my Cubietruck. I'm testing `ffplay` as substitute now.

mawk

`awk` is Unix's answer to BASIC and spreadsheets. I prefer `mawk` because I want to avoid getting used to the GNUish extensions in `gawk`. Scripting in `awk` is less quoting hell than in `*sh` and `awk` is available in my smallest systems (e.g. in OpenWrt's `busybox`), so for me it turns out sticking to the commonly available `awk` features only is the way to go.

mc(edit)

I always kick `nano` out of my fresh installs and use `mcedit` instead and `mc` as file manager is a help for occasionally editing remote files.

mosh

`mosh` (mobile shell) can transparently reconnect even after address changes. So I can close my notebook while leaving all connections open and `mosh` will reconnect after waking up the notebook as if nothing has happened in between. Pure luxury! I'm worth it!!! ;-)

mplayer

...mainly for audio streams.

nvi

I always kick `vim*` out of my fresh installs and use `nvi` instead for not getting used to nonstandard vi extensions. On big systems I normally don't use vi a lot but on some smaller systems I do and they are diverse and so sticking to the common vi basics is a reasonable decission in my context.

rsync

For painting easter eggs... :-P ...ok... not really ... for robust long distance file transfers and for simple backups.

screen

You know you've a `screen` addiction when you see yourself trying to change virtual desktops or browser tabs using `screen` key commands!

I prefer it over `tmux` because `screen` can be used on serial lines without needing helpers like `cu` or `minicom`. Drop me a line when `tmux` adds that feature. That'd be the signal to switch to it.

w3m(man)

One of the 1st things I install on nearly every new system is `w3m` because `w3mman` is a nicer man pager then `man` itself.

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alias man='LANG= w3mman '
Unluckily `w3mman` does not correctly accept all options of `man`, so writing an a bit more intelligent wrapper function is on my eternally and acceleratingly expanding todo list (dark energy inside!)  for ages now. Until that's done, I prefix calls to `man` with `\` if I really need to avoid the alias. The `LANG=#(empty)` part prevents me from being forced to read bad man page translations. ;-)

`w3m` is capable of showing graphics in `XTerm` but I rarely use that because browsing the web is one of the few things I really do in a GUI.

weechat

What else? :-)
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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#27 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

yeti wrote:w3m(man)
Have you tried setting most as /etc/alternatives/pager?

It offers coloured man pages with no further configuration :cool:
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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#28 Post by yeti »

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Have you tried setting most as /etc/alternatives/pager?

It offers coloured man pages with no further configuration :cool:
Does it turn references into links too?
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#29 Post by n_hologram »

termux (on Android) offers a surprising number of these programs. I use mc, mpd+ncmpcpp, and w3m when necessary.
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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#30 Post by Derpbian »

Terminator
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Pluma
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Re: What CLI/CUI programs are you using ?

#31 Post by debiman »

pluma does not count in this thread - it's a gui app.
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#32 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

Just remembered a really good one:

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systemd-cgtop
^ This shows the local Linux control group hierarchy, ordered by their CPU, memory & disk I/O load.

EDIT: and `systemd-analyze` as well:

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Commands:
  time                     Print time spent in the kernel
  blame                    Print list of running units ordered by time to init
  critical-chain [UNIT...] Print a tree of the time critical chain of units
  plot                     Output SVG graphic showing service initialization
  dot [UNIT...]            Output dependency graph in man:dot(1) format
  log-level [LEVEL]        Get/set logging threshold for manager
  log-target [TARGET]      Get/set logging target for manager
  dump                     Output state serialization of service manager
  unit-paths               List load directories for units
  syscall-filter [NAME...] Print list of syscalls in seccomp filter
  verify FILE...           Check unit files for correctness
  calendar SPEC...         Validate repetitive calendar time events
  service-watchdogs [BOOL] Get/set service watchdog state
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#33 Post by Derpbian »

debiman wrote:pluma does not count in this thread - it's a gui app.
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boop! I see, Well. it is what it is :) thanks for the info.
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#34 Post by Wheelerof4te »

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:systemctl
bootctl
networkctl
machinectl
timedatectl
localectl
systemd-nspawn

:mrgreen:
Glorious systemd :mrgreen:
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#35 Post by None1975 »

Among the many others I use udevil (automounting usb drives) +midnight commander (manipulation of files). So I do not need a graphical file managers at all.
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