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My favorite CLI tools

ramlev profile image Hasse R. Hansen ・1 min read

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brew install htop jq bat exa prettyping diff-so-fancy

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The tools explained a bit.

htop a more advanced top alternative.
alias top="htop"

bat - a fancy cat with syntax highlight
alias cat="bat --theme=1337"

prettyping
alias ping="prettyping --nolegend"

jq

exa
alias ls=exa
alias ll="exa -l"
example ls -la --git

diff-so-fancy
alias diff=diff-so-fancy

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tux0r

I honestly wish more people would add a hint about their environment to the tags or the title. DEV seems to be populated by users who can't imagine that anyone doesn't use macOS. :-/

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p-mcgowan

I see where you're coming from toxor, but a quick search through the repos shows they're all nix compatible, as with many cli tools. Aside from the package manager (which differs between OS's and often distros), usually most things are compatible or there are linux alternatives. Building from source is often an option as well, if you're feeling amphibious.

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Hasse R. Hansen Author

Those tools also works for other OS'es

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tux0r

brew definitely does not.

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Can Nuhlar

Actually It can but I get your point.

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Hasse R. Hansen Author

Must check the fish shell, have any cool links to check?