Recently, I have had a few people ask me about the various CLI applications that I use and what I could recommend to them.
I figured I would post a list for those who are interested. I highly encourage those who read this to respond with other applications that they use which are not on this list .
- abcde - A CD ripping frontend.
- aumix - A sound mixer.
- LastBASH - A Last.FM stream player.
- lltag - A music file tagger and renamer with CDDB support.
- MPD - The music player daemon.
- ncmpc - An ncurses-based client for MPD.
- Shell.FM - A Last.FM stream player.
(As per request -- I don't play that many as you see)
- bs - The game of Battleships.
- Lexter - A word puzzle game that resembles Tetris.
- NetHack - THE dungeon exploration game.
- CenterIM - A multi-protocol instant message client that supports SSL and PGP encrypted messages. It is a fork of CenterICQ
- ELinks - A full-featured web browser (as much as a text-based browser can be :p).
- Irssi - A modular IRC client.
- Mutt-ng - An email client based off of mutt.
- OpenSSH - The secure shell server & client.
- podget - A simple podcast aggregator.
- rTorrent - A BitTorrent client that is based on libTorrent.
- Snownews - An RSS aggregator.
Honorable Mention -- Decent applications I have tried but don't use:
- Raggle - An RSS aggregator written in Ruby.
- WeeChat - A modular IRC client with a built-in nick list.
- abook - An address book which works great with the mutt/mutt-ng mail client.
- BashBurn - An excellent cd/dvd burning shell script.
- GNU Screen - A manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes.
- scrot - A screen capturing utility.
- Twin - Its full name is Textmode WINdow environment and it functions exactly as the name implies. It draws and manages text windows just like X11 does for graphical windows.
- vim - The highly configurable and much beloved text editor.
- vimdiff - Another handy vim tool that shows the differences between two or three versions of a file.
- Dmidecode - Reports information about your system's hardware.
- GNU Midnight Commander - The midnight commander file manager.
- htop - An interactive process viewer that is superior to top.
- MultiTail - Think of it just like tail. However, MultiTail lets you view multiple files at once with syntax coloration.