A Collection Of Cool Terminal Tools

Posted: July 20, 2015 in System Administration

vim & emacs

The real programmers’ editors.

vim screenshot

dstat & sar

iostat, vmstat, ifstat and much more in one.

dstat screenshot

lftp

Does FTPS. Can mirror, kinda like rsync.

lftp screenshot

slurm

Visualizes network interface traffic over time.

slurm screenshot

multitail

See your log files in separate windows.

multitail screenshot

tpp

Presentation (“PowerPoint”) tool for terminal.

tpp screenshot

xargs & parallel

Executes tasks from input (even multithread).

xargs screenshot

duplicity & rsyncrypto

Encrypting backup tools.

duplicity screenshot

nethack & slash’em

Still the most complex game on the planet.

nethack screenshot

ack

A better grep for source code.

ack screenshot

calcurse & remind + wyrd

Calendar systems.

calcurse screenshot

newsbeuter & rsstail

Command line RSS readers.

newsbeuter screenshot

powertop

Helps conserve power on Linux.

powertop screenshot

tig

A console UI for git.

tig screenshot

qalc

The best calculator. Ever. (For scripts too.)

qalc screenshot

htop & iotop

Process, memory and io monitoring.

htop screenshot

ttyrec & ipbt

Record and play back terminal sessions.

ipbt screenshot

rsync

Keeps filesystems in sync over SSH.

rsync screenshot

mtr

traceroute 2.0.

mtr screenshot

socat & netpipes

Directing stuff easily in and out of sockets.

socat screenshot

iftop, iptraf & nethogs

To see where your traffic goes.

iftop screenshot

siege & tsung

Command line load test tools.

siege screenshot

ledger

Terminal-based accounting package.

ledger screenshot

curl

Everybody’s favorite HTTP toolbox.

curl screenshot

rtorrent & aria2

Command line torrent downloaders.

rtorrent screenshot

ttytter & earthquake

Nice trendy Twitter clients 🙂

ttytter screenshot

vifm & ranger

Alternatives to the midnight commander.

vifm screenshot

cloc

Counts lines of code.

cloc screenshot

ipcalc

For network assignments.

ipcalc screenshot

screen, dtach, tmux, byobu

Keep your terminal sessions alive.

gnu screen screenshot

cowsay & sl

I just couldn’t resist. :o)

cowsay screenshot

taskwarrior

Todo management in the terminal.

taskwarrior screenshot
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