Must have command-line tools for Linux
Florian Rand on Thursday, March 24th, 2022
Every year I update this list with my favourite command line tools:
- bat, A cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration.
- cheat.sh, The only cheat sheet you need.
- ag, The silver searcher. A code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster.
- ripgrep, another alternative to ack and ag.
- fd, A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find'.
- fzf, A command-line fuzzy finder.
- forgit, Utility tool powered by fzf for using git interactively.
- ranger, A VIM-inspired file manager for the console.
- nnn, n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager.
- ncdu, Inofficial fork of "NCurses Disk Usage".
- tig, Text-mode interface for git.
- httpie, Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc.
- jq, A lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.
- jsless, jless is a command-line JSON viewer designed for reading, exploring, and searching through JSON data.
- broot, A new way to see and navigate directory trees.
My top 3 are: ripgrep, fd and jless, specially the last one if you work with json a lot.