Thursday, August 14, 2014

8 'Wow'Programs For The Linux Terminal!

1. CMus
cmus is a small and fast console audio player
for Unix-like operating systems. cmus is
distributed under the terms of the GNU
General Public License (GPL) and operates
exclusively through a text-based user interface,
built with ncurses.

2. Finch
Finch is an open-source console-based instant
messaging client, based on the libpurple
library. Libpurple has support for many
commonly used instant messaging protocols,
allowing the user to log into various services
from one application. Finch uses GLib and
ncurses.

3. ELinks
ELinks is an advanced and well-established
feature-rich text mode web (HTTP/FTP)
browser. ELinks can render both frames and
tables, is highly customisable and can be
extended via Lua or Guile scripts. It is quite
portable and runs on a variety of platforms.

4. Alpine
Alpine is a fast, easy to use email client that is
suitable for both the inexperienced email user
as well as for the most demanding of power
users. Alpine is based on the Pine Message
System, which was also developed at the
University of Washington. Alpine can be
learned by exploration and the use of context-
sensitive help.

5. GNU Emacs
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customisable text
editor. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs
Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming
language with extensions to support text
editing.

6. w3m
w3m is a free software/open source text-based
web browser. It has support for tables,
frames, SSL connections, color and inline
images on suitable terminals. Generally, it
renders pages in a form as true to their
original layout as possible.

7. naim
naim is a messaging and chat program that
supports the protocols AIM, ICQ, IRC, and
RPI's Lily CMC protocols. Unlike most
messaging clients, it is not graphical; it runs
from the console using the ncurses library.

8. CMus
Snownews is a text mode RSS/RDF newsreader.
It supports all versions of RSS natively and
supports other formats via plugins. The
program depends on ncurses for the user
interface and uses libxml2 for XML parsing.
ncurses must be at least version 5.0. It should
work with any version of libxml2.

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