Must have command-line tools!

January 14, 2020 📖 1 min read

It’s been a while since my last post, and I thought it would be a nice new year start sharing my favourite command-line tools.

Here we go, my favourite command-line tools to increase productivity:

  • bat, A cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration.
  • 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.
  • tig, Text-mode interface for git.
  • hub, A command-line tool that makes git easier to use with GitHub.
  • lab, like hub but for Gitlab.
  • 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.
  • exa, A modern version of ‘ls’.
  • broot, A new way to see and navigate directory trees.

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