I recently saw this awesome blog post and I'm desperate to share it to you :)

https://remysharp.com/2018/08/23/cli-improved

This blog post mainly introduces:

  • bat: cat super-powered. Built-in syntax highlighting & scrolling.
  • prettyping: Beautified ping. You can also alias this to the default ping.
$ curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/denilsonsa/prettyping/master/prettyping && chmod +x prettyping && sudo mv prettyping /usr/local/bin
  • fzf: A fuzzy search against the terminal history, with a fully interactive preview of the possible matches.
  • htop: top improved
  • diff-so-fancy: diff enhanced
  • fd: modern replacement for find
  • ncdu: DaisyDisk alternative in CLI. Calculates disk usage, interactively.
  • tldr: Throw away man pages! tldr is the new hype.
  • ack / ag: I don't personally use it, but I'm looking forward to using it in the future.
  • jq: JSON parser in the CLI