Linux Terminal “NCurses” Application list.

If you really love the terminal and can’t get enough here is a list of programs that should make you smile. Linux comes packed with so many command line tools already; you can do just about anything without the GUI, but what if you want more? Maybe some of these programs are for you.

Many programs in this list can be installed with your package manager, like apt or yum. Always worth a shot attempting to install from the package manager first.

First and foremost, get a good terminal emulator. I use Tilix as it’s solid and you can have multiple panes. I like it. Should be available already but if not: https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/

On to the programs!

General

WeGo – Weather Forecasts: https://github.com/schachmat/wego

ncmpcpp – Music Manager/Player: https://rybczak.net/ncmpcpp/

cmus – Music Player: https://cmus.github.io/

gcalcli – Google Calender: https://github.com/insanum/gcalcli

Calcurse – Calender, Scheduler: https://www.calcurse.org/

Task Warrier – Task Manager: https://taskwarrior.org/

Communicate

Alpine – Mail Client: https://www.washington.edu/alpine/

Finch – Chat Client: http://developer.pidgin.im/

WeeChat – IRC: https://weechat.org/

Charm – Blog Client: http://ljcharm.sourceforge.net/

Writing

Nano – Text Editor: https://www.nano-editor.org/ (Usually installed)

Vim – Programmers Text Editor: https://www.vim.org/ (Usually installed)

Jed – Programmers Text Editor: http://www.jedsoft.org/jed/index.html

System Tools

Midnight Commander – File Manager: https://midnight-commander.org/

iftop – Network bandwith Monitor: http://www.ex-parrot.com/pdw/iftop/

htop – Process Viewer: http://hisham.hm/htop/

ncdu – Disk Usage Viewer: https://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu

zsh – Terminal Clock: good example here

Web junk

ffsend – File Sharing: https://github.com/timvisee/ffsend

rTorrent – Torrent: https://rakshasa.github.io/rtorrent/

Canto – News Reader: https://github.com/themoken/canto-curses

w3m – Web Browser: http://w3m.sourceforge.net/

elinks – Web Browser: http://elinks.or.cz/

Games

Nethack – Dungeon Crawler: http://www.nethack.org/

Tetris: http://fph.altervista.org/prog/bastet.html

I was mostly focused on things I know or use. I don’t game in the terminal. If you do https://itsfoss.com/best-command-line-games-linux/

~ by mohawke on January 18, 2019.

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