Why should I use terminal applications?

Search Applications for CLI based workflow

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Text editors

  • emacs
  • vim

Lightweight web browsers

  • dillo
  • w3m

Terminal file browser

youtube terminal based

livestreamer --player mplayer  "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVOWPi43QLo"  best

Network monitoring

  • nethogs - monitor bandwith usage
  • bwn-ng


  • turses - ncurses client for twitter


  • Cortex: Reddit browser and monitor for the commandline.


RSS Feed

  • newsbeuter - text mode rss feed reader with podcast support


  • weechat - chat irc


  • mpd for music
  • mcmpcpp

mopidy - music server with support for MPD/HTTP clients mopidy-doc - music server with support for MPD/HTTP clients - documentation mopidy-alsamixer - Mopidy extension for extension for ALSA volume control mopidy-beets - Mopidy extension for playing music from Beets’ web plugin mopidy-dirble - Mopidy extension for browsing Dirble’s radio station directory mopidy-mpris - Mopidy extension for controlling playback through MPRIS mopidy-scrobbler - Mopidy extension for scrobbling music to Last.fm mopidy-soundcloud - Mopidy extension for playing music from SoundCloud

Terminal multiplexers

  • tmux
  • screen

Format conversion / compression tools

  • iat - Converts many CD-ROM image formats to iso9660, newer replacement for mdf2iso

Email client

  • mutt


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