Discussion on: What are your favorite Linux utility/productivity tools?

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Ivo Limmen
  • Oh my Zsh - I don't think there is anybody not using this...
  • SDKMAN - For Java stuff
  • nvm - For Node stuff
  • lsd - Not the drug...
  • fzf - Super fast file searching
  • kitty - Extremely fast terminal that uses your GPU (but better than others; unstable but worth it!).
  • bat - Cat replacement
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Florian Rand

Fish Shell or prezto for zsh. Fnm instead of nvm. But yeah pretty much you just described standard setup.

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Thomas Iguchi

Just installed bat. It's amazing! Should be provided by standard package repos by default!

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Antonin Januska Author

I've used bat which is great but I've never heard of lsd. Installed it, and I'm loving it!

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Christian Brintnall

Since you've stated a few replacements for standard software rewritten in rust, I'd like to throw rg in the ring as well: RipGrep. A grep replacement written in Rust. Seems to be much faster.

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I use Kitty on Solus (perfectly stable, never had an issue) and on NixOS a while ago (actually unstable). I guess is more a question of environment that strictly Kitty fault...

lsd is a good find :)

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Aspen James

Check out exa as well - replacement for ls written in Rust. Faster, better syntax highlighting, expanded options. Aliased ls='exa' on almost all of my systems

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Waylon Walker

I use bad and fzf everyday. I love the UX that fzf provides, and how hackable it is to create new new commands/aliases from it.