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This 9 Coolest CLI Tools that i found this week

javidjms profile image Javid Mougamadou ・2 min read

fzf

It's an interactive Unix filter for command-line that can be used with any list; files, command history, processes, hostnames, bookmarks, git commit

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Link : https://github.com/junegunn/fzf

Replace : find

ripgrep

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Link : https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep

Replace : grep

bat

bat supports syntax highlighting for a large number of programming and markup languages.

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Link : https://github.com/sharkdp/bat

Replace : cat

exa

exa is an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary.

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Link : https://the.exa.website/

Replace : ls

watch

Execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen

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Link : https://gitlab.com/procps-ng/procps

jq

jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.

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Link : https://github.com/stedolan/jq

peco

peco can be a great tool to filter stuff like logs, process stats, find files, because unlike grep, you can type as you think and look through the current results.

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Link : https://github.com/peco/peco

pomo

pomo is a simple CLI for using the Pomodoro Technique. There are some amazing task management systems but pomo is more of a task execution or timeboxing system. pomo helps you track what you did, how long it took you to do it, and how much effort you expect it to take.

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Link : https://kevinschoon.github.io/pomo/

httpie

HTTP is a user-friendly command-line HTTP client for the API era. It comes with JSON support, syntax highlighting, persistent sessions, wget-like downloads, plugins, and more.

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Link : https://github.com/httpie/httpie

Replace: curl

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Henry Boisdequin

These are great! I also wanted to add termchat, which I found: github.com/lemunozm/termchat. It's an ASCII chat CLI app (saw it on Reddit).