6 Linux CLI apps you need
Here are 6 Linux CLI apps you need to install to make your life a lot more pleasant at the command line. They will make your life easier and more entertaining.
Wikit is a free and open source command line program for easily viewing Wikipedia summaries of search queries; it is built using Nodejs.
sudo apt install nodejs #Debian/Ubuntu
sudo yum install nodejs npm #RHEL/CentOS
sudo dnf install nodejs npm #Fedora
sudo npm install wikit -g
To use it:
wikit [Whatever you want to look up]
Googler is a full-featured Python-based command line tool for accessing Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search within the Linux terminal. Nice thing is there are no ads.
To Install the latest version:
wget -c https://github.com/jarun/googler/archive/v2.9.tar.gz
tar -xvf v2.9.tar.gz
sudo make install
sudo cp googler-completion.bash /etc/bash_completion.d/
googler [search phrase]
Rainbowstream is a CLI version of Twitter without all of the distractions.
sudo apt install python3-pip #Debian/Ubuntu
sudo pip3 install rainbowstream #Debian/Ubuntu
Neofetch is a tool to tell you all about your Linux box.
To Install Neofetch:
sudo apt install neofetch #Debian/Ubuntu
To Use Neofetch:
wettr.in – a weather forecast at the command line. While not exactly an app it is very useful at the command line to get a forecast.
To Use Wettr.in:
curl wttr.in/[City] #Any Linux OS
ncdu – A super-charged ‘DU’ it lets you find out which files and folders are taking up the most disk space on your system.
To Install NCDU:
sudo apt install ncdu #Debian/Ubuntu
To Use NCDU:
There are lots of CLI apps out there, but these are some of the ones that I love and use. I hope that they become some of your favorites too.