When using Linux, there are a lot of applications that are going to run in your terminal. However, there are a lot of Terminal applications that are overshadowed by their GUI counterparts. So toady, I am going to go over 3 applications that can run entirely in the Linux terminal, so that you don’t have to worry about any GUI bloat.
@linkert
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Title suggestion: A few great terminal based applications. Or Three great terminal based applications.

“Best Linux apps” suggest that there has been a conclusion on the topic and that the following apps mentioned are the best which does not jive with the actual content of the article.

nnn, aerc, neovim, micro

@Jeffrey
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gdu is one of my favorites. It is an intuitive disk usage analyzer that is wicked fast; on a SSD gdu can analyze more than a terabyte of files in just a few seconds.

@yxzi
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ffmpeg

@pablone
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I’ve always found detox one of the most simple and elegant commands. It does one thing only (cleans up filenames), and does it very well.

@SudoDnfDashY
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Thanks, I’ll check that out.

@pinknoise
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spell & aspell are also nice ;-)

joplin #outliner take notes cmus #musicplayer gotop #nicer htop (syste monitoring) bat #nicer cat youtube-dl / yt-dlp # save a local copy of onlinemedia dog / doggo #dig replacement qrencode -t ansiutf8 #generate qrcodes in cli

bash alias: alias weather=‘_weather() { curl -s wttr.in/“${1:-YOURCITY}” | head -n 7 ;}; _weather’ # nice weather report

@mesamunefire
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Rtv is fun if your still using reddit. Tmux and htop are nice to haves too.

TheOPtimal
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I’m pretty sure everyone knows about the those apps, but I guess it’s helpful for the newbs

erpicht
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It’s not helpful for newbies either.

The article does a poor job with its pitch, except perhaps ranger—why would I choose vim over any other terminal editor? For a supposed best terminal app, just having keyboard shortcuts isn’t a selling point. I happen to have recently started learning vi, so I now know what modal editing is, albeit just insert and command mode so far, but the article just mentions and drops it without explaining why that is useful or even what that means. No newbie will intuitively grok how it functions, and vim-aware folk learn nothing new.

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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