Julien Dambron

Useful command line tools

November 04, 2019

These are some the command line tools I use regularly and are not part of a standard POSIX environement.

Generally I prefer tools that are simple, fast and do not require lots of dependencies.

My CLI environement: I use Bash inside Alacritty with the Inconsolata font.

aria2

A multi-protocol downloader.

bat

A cool replacement to cat with syntax highlighting and git integration.

chezmoi

A great manager for your dotfiles. You can find my configuration files here.

exa

ls on steroids with more features and better defaults.

fd

An alternative to find which is a lot more natural to use.

nnn

A light and fast terminal file manager. I am still not sure if I prefer it over ranger though.

restic

Excellent backup tool.

Syncthing

A decentralized file synchronisation tool.


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