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Tools for the CLI
« on: March 14, 2014, 04:05:29 AM »
Let's collect CLI applications here, for easy access. github preferred :)

Nice little script for testing your net speed:
https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli

Search for films via imdb:
https://github.com/webofunni/imdb-movie-fetcher



« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 04:42:59 AM by drum »
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Re: Tools for the CLI
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 04:27:22 AM »
OH YES... SCREENFETCH! Gives system information in your terminal! GET IT HERE!

BASHISH! Add some spice to your prompt! Get this little gem HERE!

And finally. a video tutorial on making SHORTCUTS in BASH!
By the way, you will see screenfetch and bashish in action!


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Re: Tools for the CLI
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 07:19:26 AM »
The google-translate-cli is a very simple 100-line AWK program that lets you use Google Translate without a web browser, and right from your Terminal. And it is as simple as it sounds. All you need is the GNU implementation of AWK programming language called Gawk and Git.
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Re: Tools for the CLI
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 02:17:17 PM »
One that I like to use is Aria2 file downloader.  It's like using Wget but better.  It can leverage your connections better.  For example, if you want an ISO for another distro and it has FTP mirrors, Area2 can retrieve the files using up to 5 different connections often cutting down your download time. 

Aria2 is usually in the repos of most distros. 

For usage, just type aria2c http://www.download-url.com

Or to leverage connections:

aria2c http://www1.download-url.com http://www2.download-url.com http://www3.download-url.com http://www4.download-url.com http://www5.download-url.com


Aria2 as a terminal command is also compatible with Torrent links.

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Re: Tools for the CLI
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 04:58:36 PM »
I love the speedtest tool. I'm going to be using that more often for sure.
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