Command line madness

A selection of the best command line apps to execute daily tasks : mail, text editing,  feeds… These programs are faster and lighter than their GUI alternatives, and if not always easy to manipulate, at least fun and totally geeky.


Most of them have been already presented on this blog.

  • mail: alpine
  • agenda: gcalci
  • text / code editor: vim
  • monitoring: htop, glances
  • file manager: ranger
  • music: cmus, moc
  • rss reader: newsbeuter, canto
  • image manipulation: imagemagick
  • web browser: elinks, w3m
  • ePub manipulation : calibre, epubcheck

Useful tools :

  • Terminal with multi-windows : terminator
  • Tiling window manager: wmfs, dwm



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