Must have command-line tools for Linux in 2021
Florian Rand on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Do you like working with the command line? even if the answer is no, I gathered a comprensive list updated for 2021 of tools that will make using the command line more enjoyable:
- bat, A cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration.
- cheat.sh, The only cheat sheet you need.
- 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.
- nnn, n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager.
- 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.