cool terminal apps...

in macOS edited January 2014
i'm feeling rather chatty...but I was wondering what apps people are using with the new terminal in X? Compilers? Homemade stuff? Is the unix shell enough entertainment for everyone?


  • Reply 1 of 9
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I use the terminal for everything...

    mp3 encoding - LAME

    IRC - EPIC/ircii

    image manipulation - NetPBM

    ICQ - micq

    ssh - OpenSSH

    text editing - Vim

    yadda yadda
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    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    RC5 Client - Join here: <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>

    J :cool:
  • Reply 3 of 9
    web browsing - links

    file searching - find, locate, grep
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    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    I use grep and its sisters a lot (usually in combination with find), and write a lot of perl scripts.

    curl (or wget) is very useful. I do all my ftp-ing from the shell.

    And I can rlogin to my machines at work.
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    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    perl, ftp, links, perl, vi, python, perl, gcc, gdb, and the occasional telnet (ssh isn't an option).

    Did I mention perl?
  • Reply 6 of 9
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    Oh, how could I forget pico and pine!
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    fuzzymonkfuzzymonk Posts: 22member
    I about wet my self the first time I opened up term and typed in ncftp and had it start up. Any ftp program that allows you to have tab compleation in the server rocks in my book.

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    davechendavechen Posts: 56member
    vim (in all its syntax coloring glory), ssh, make, gcc/g++, wget, ftp.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    dobbydobby Posts: 796member
    Perl, ansi c, emacs, vi, sql, informix admin progs, Openssh, ftp and telnet to allow admin of other systems.

    I never use the GUI if I can do it from the terminal window. It might take 10 times longer but I have the time and am sad enough to do this.
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