4MLinux is a small, independent, general-purpose Linux distribution with a strong focus on the following four "M" of computing: Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (full support for a huge number of image, audio and video formats), Miniserver (DNS, FTP, HTTP, MySQL, Proxy, SMTP, SSH, and Telnet), and Mystery (meaning a collection of classic Linux games).
Picocom is a minimal dumb-terminal emulation program. It is, in principle, very much like minicom, only it's "pico" instead of "mini"! It was designed to serve as a simple, manual, modem configuration, testing, and debugging tool. It has also served (quite well) as a low-tech serial communications program to allow access to all types of devices that provide serial consoles. It could also prove useful in many other similar tasks. It is ideal for embedded systems since its memory footprint is mi
Powerful terminal utility that allows you to use words coming from the standard input to create a nice selection window just below the cursor. Once done, your selection will be sent to standard output.
dte is a small and easy to use console text editor. Colors and bindings can be fully customized to your liking. It has some features useful to programmers, like ctags support and it can parse compiler errors, but it does not aim to become an IDE.
aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. aria2 can be manipulated via built-in JSON-RPC and XML-RPC interfaces.
ponysay as an awesome terminal application to display ponies speaking messages in your terminal.
Tomb is a system to make strong encryption easy for everyday use. A tomb is like a locked folder that can be safely transported and hidden in a filesystem. Its keys can be kept separate; for example, you can keep the tomb on your computer and its key on a USB stick. Tomb is written in code that is easy to review and links shared components: it consists of a ZShell script and desktop integration apps; it uses standard GNU tools and the crypto API of the Linux kernel (dm-crypt) via cryptsetup.
Shuriken is a tool to facilitate the tedious task of copying config files and ssh keys across servers; to do so it follows a very minimalist approach, leveraging the power of script generation directly in the clipboard and ready to paste in a terminal, rather than dealing with file transfers and file permissions. When a file is imported from stdin, Shuriken detects what it is and imports it into its repository (usually in `~/.shuriken`) where all public keys and configurations are stored. When
libtmt is the Tiny Mock Terminal Library. It provides emulation of a classic smart text terminal, by maintaining an in-memory screen image. Sending text and command sequences to libtmt causes it to update this in-memory image, which can then be examined and rendered however the user sees fit. libtmt is similar in purpose to libtsm, but considerably smaller (500 lines versus 6500 lines). libtmt is also, in this author's humble opinion, considerably easier to use.
x3270 is an IBM 3270 terminal emulator for the X Window System and Windows. It runs on most Unix-like operating systems -- e.g., Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Cygwin. It also runs natively on Windows. x3270 runs over a TELNET connection, emulating either an IBM 3279 (color) or 3278 (monochrome). It supports: The full TN3270E protocol, SSL/TLS (via the OpenSSL library) for encrypted sessions, APL2 characters, non-English character sets, including Russian, Turkish, Hebrew and DBCS Chinese and Japa
PlayShell is a simple console-based application for playing media files in Linux using known media players like SoX, VLC, MPlayer and FFplay as backend.
Slap is a Sublime-like text editor for terminal usage, implemented in NodeJS. It provides first-class mouse support in terminal windows, keybindings like GUI editors, full clipboard support, undo and redo steps, syntax highlighting for many languages, bracket matching, a sidebar like Sublime, select word to highlight other occurrences; double-click to select word, regex-based search and replace.
Siren is a text-based audio player for UNIX-like operating systems. Supported file formats include Ogg Vorbis, MP3, Opus, FLAC, AAC, WavPack, WAVE and AIFF. Playback is possible through sndio, PulseAudio, ALSA, OSS, Sun audio, PortAudio and libao. Siren is known to run on OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and OS X.
Crayonizer can color the output of command-line programs. It can also translate keypresses to something the program understands, play sounds, set xterm titlebars, iconify/deiconify/maximize xterm windows, set xterm fonts or foreground color or background color, add various types of statusbar, etc, etc.
Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now. As the name indicates, micro aims to be somewhat of a successor to the nano editor by being easy to install and use in a pinch, but micro also aims to be enjoyable to use full time, whether you work in the terminal becaus
Univention Corporate Client (UCC) is a flexible and efficiently manageable operating system for PCs, notebooks, and thin clients in companies and institutions. The software contains a Linux-based desktop environment optimized for business use. It allows desktops to be adapted to hardware and intended applications. In addition, it can be managed conveniently and efficiently via a Web-based console. In comparison to other systems, it guarantees integrated administration procedures for users, clien
Allows to browse and display pocket monsters in your terminal. Utilizes the Veekun database, and displays a smooth ASCII rendering of each pokemon.
FLoM is a tool for synchronizing shell commands and avoiding complex workarounds. It manages process serialization not unlike "nice" handles their prioritization. It allows shell commands to be serialized and synchronized within a single system or a network. It requires little configuration to easily handle common settings.
Suplemon is a modern, slick and intuitive console text editor with multi cursor support. Suplemon replicates Sublime Text style functionality in the terminal with the ease of use of Nano.
Jaro Mail is an integrated suite of interoperable tools for GNU/Linux and Apple/OSX to manage e-mail communication in a private and efficient way, without relying too much on on-line services, in fact encouraging users to store e-mail locally. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Jaro Mail reuses some existing free and open source tools working since more than 10 years, generating their configurations and setting up integrations automatically.
The xterm program is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102/VT220 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly. If the underlying operating system supports terminal resizing capabilities (for example, the SIGWINCH signal in systems derived from 4.3bsd), xterm will use the facilities to notify programs running in the window whenever it is resized.
JTerm is a desktop with major Linux shell commands implemented in Java. It is available for any platform where Java can be used. Running the JTerm program on Windows will give you Linux-like work environment. The program is fully integrated with Java and BeanShell. It supports common Linux/Unix commands(cp, ls, pwd, wget, find, grep, ..).
Tmux is a terminal multiplexer and session manager, and alternative to GNU screen. It allows easy switching between multiple running programs in the same terminal, put them into background mode, or reattach a running process, or arrange them into multiple rectangle views. Different terminal and connection instances can interact with a tmux session, and they are persistent per default, run over ssh and plain telnet.
JOE is a terminal-based text editor, suitable as programming editor. It blends features and keybindings from WordStar and Emacs, but comes with its own set of features. Syntax highlighting for various languages are available, bracket matching, multi-buffer editing, search and replace across files, tags file support, formatting tools, rectangle selections, xterm/mouse integration, restricted editor variants, shell frames and external tool pipes, hexediting, a built-in macro language and calculato
Zuper is a minimalist library of extensions for Zsh programming, because believe it or not Zsh is so slick and powerful that it can be used as a programming language. Zuper features load/save of associative maps as key/value storage on filesystem, a native ztcp facility for get/set k/v on consul.io and some more workflow debugging facilities.
Luit is a filter that can be run between an arbitrary application and a UTF-8 terminal emulator. It will convert application output from the locale's encoding into UTF-8, and convert terminal input from UTF-8 into the locale's encoding. It is mainly used to support xterm.
ZFS Manager is a terminal-menu based management tool for ZFS filesystems on Linux. It's implemented in Python, allows creating and modifying ZPOOLs, Datasets and Snapshots. It can also create or remove ZILs and cache drives, manage filesystem options (copression, network sharing), but plainly also create ZFS partitions.
termsql converts text from stdin or any file into an SQLite database table and allows users to execute SQL queries on that table, all in just one line on the command line. It can be used to sort, display, convert, extract, and modify data on the command line using syntax familiar to those who know SQL.
pyLogika is an educational program collection for practising formal logic. Its exercises are on proposition, modal, and predicate logic, syllogisms, set theory, and relation properties. It also includes games such as Mill's Sluice and Popper's Minesweeper. It includes lessions on the Greek alphabet, and truth tables.
BitchX is an IRC client for Unixish systems, derived from ircII with influences from EPIC. It has built-in ANSI color support, not as pretty as Xchat but still easy to use; includes useful command aliases to reduce typing, notify, protection, bots, mass commands and channel tools, DCC and CDCC offering, and a link looker. It includes extended scripting capabilities, due to its large user base and lengthy development time. The included screen functionality allows to detach and reconnect to IRC se
n2048 is a console-based game based on the highly addictive sliding puzzle 2048. Slide the tiles together to combine them, until you reach the highest one.