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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone already mentioned w3m, but make sure you have gpm going, because then you can click on links with the mouse in w3m.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a semi-graphical browser, install svgalib and compile links with svgalib support. It's not GREAT (it seems to hang for a second whenever I click on a link), but it's not bad either. I'm pretty sure you can do it with the framebuffer, too, but I didn't get around to trying it.
Let's see, most indispensible app....
The first thing I install isn't really an app, but it's certainly indispensible to me: bash-completion.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="DefconAlpha"]For FTP try:
http://www.ncftp.org - ncftp
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i use lftp:)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, if you're someone who uses vim for large editing tasks but nano for small stuff, you might want to look into installing the original vi, or a relatively small vi clone for the latter use: then you get the excellent interface of vi without the overhead of launching vim whenever you want to make a small edit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though I only know 2 commands (Ctrl-A, C and Ctrl-A, N) screen has got to be my favorite command line utility.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my vote goes for vim. without it i am not the same person. i use it for everything from system file editiing, to writing email, to programming. what a wonderful piece of code that is.

there is a whole bunch more that deserve mention (irssi, bittorrent, etc.. ). they are the things that make life easier for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdrecord
abcde (a better cd encoder)

I really like that abcde for ripping cd's to mp3
My stereo is almost broke, and I don't like the fast spinning of my cd-rom, making mp3's is the only solution right now
With this app it's a piece of cake
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

irssi for irc
giftcurs for file-sharing

and emacs for pretty much anything else, though i doubt that you would be interested in that :)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splooge wrote:
Even though I only know 2 commands (Ctrl-A, C and Ctrl-A, N) screen has got to be my favorite command line utility.


Ctrl-A, Ctrl-D is the most important command for me! (detach from session). then you just run 'screen -r' to reattach (over an ssh session for instance)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DefconAlpha wrote:
For web browsing try:
http://www.w3m.org - w3m


What's up with the X dependcies?

I have my make.conf USE variable set to "-X -kde -gnome -encode"

But an emerge w3m -p shows the following deps: opengl-update, xfree and gtk+ !!!

- JP
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's probably because you don't have "-gtk" and it's a Gentoo default.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm.. App can be so many things I guess, but my console apps (the ones I can't live without) are:
ls
ps
vi
grep
find
tar
(Any compression program)
man
df
du
su

Ok, I'm going to stop now....
All of these and many more CLI programs are indispensible for me in my daily job.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlos wrote:
By the way, if you're someone who uses vim for large editing tasks but nano for small stuff, you might want to look into installing the original vi, or a relatively small vi clone for the latter use: then you get the excellent interface of vi without the overhead of launching vim whenever you want to make a small edit.


What kind of machines are you guys running vim on? I run vim on all sorts of machines, including iPAQs, and its never felt sluggish to me. Emacs on the other hand....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

merz wrote:
Carlos wrote:
By the way, if you're someone who uses vim for large editing tasks but nano for small stuff, you might want to look into installing the original vi, or a relatively small vi clone for the latter use: then you get the excellent interface of vi without the overhead of launching vim whenever you want to make a small edit.


What kind of machines are you guys running vim on? I run vim on all sorts of machines, including iPAQs, and its never felt sluggish to me. Emacs on the other hand....
Well, not sluggish, and it's not slow at all, but the time it takes to load is, well, appreciable. There's really no wait, but it's not instantaneous.

Oh, and my machine is a relatively low-end Athlon XP.

Weird, I just tried running it, and it did seem instantaneous. Maybe it's the 2.5.xx kernels I upgraded to. *shrug*
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

  • mup (www.arkkra.com) converts simple music source files to nice looking PostScript
  • psutils
  • convert & the other ImageMagick tools
  • vim, nano, emerge :) , find, df, du, grep -r, wget
are some of my most indispensable commandline apps. And agetty and login of course :)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebrostig wrote:
Hmmm.. App can be so many things I guess, but my console apps (the ones I can't live without) are:
ls
ps
vi
grep
find
tar
(Any compression program)
man
df
du
su


My most used app is by far mc. For me it takes the place of ls, vim, grep, find, tar, cp, and mv when I'm in a hurry. The virtual file system supports is great. Hit <enter> on a tar.gz or tar.bz2 and you can explore the entire directory structure of the file. Leave the VFS and hit <F2> then <Z> and the compressed file will uncompress to it's own directory. Switch directory browsers with <TAB>, swap them with <CTRL>+<U>. Toggle file selection with <INS>. Copy files from one directory browser to the other with <F5>, move them with <F6>. Delete the selected files with <F8>. View them with <F3>, edit them with <F4>. It's highly configurable, including a little gem of an option that highlights the file permissions that apply to you. You even can use a mouse if you like. It's got syntax highlighting in the editor by default as well. What's not to like about that? If you've never tried Midnight Commander, simply emerge mc.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Screen
2) Vim
3) grep
4) netstat
5) ps
6) top
7) lynx
8 ) | (pipe)
9) more/less/cat
10) ls/mv/cp/rm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone mentioned PROZILLA THE DOWNLOADER OF POWER!! @)

its way way faster than wget and supports resume
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than the almost essential cp, mv, rm, man, grep, ps et cetera my favourites are: vim, mutt and screen is pretty cool too but I don't use it that much. I used to be a big fan of the midnight commander but these days I very rarely use it. Oh and I must not forget BitchX :D.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:28 am    Post subject: twm Reply with quote

You guys almost forgot twm, a text window manager.
It rocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets see here... 8O

screen
mpg123
setmixer
gpg
pork (AIM client)
irssi
lynx
nmap
tcpdump
emerge :D

Most of my machines are <= PII so I spend a good amount of time in the CLI. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm...

aside from the binutils package which is indispensible... Here's my most used list

portage
vim
ncftp
fetchmail / procmail -- love this combo...
ping
traceroute
nmap
locate & updatedb with grep...
ssh

and my pager of choice is less...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

latexer wrote:

shall i go on?


Yes please! :D
(very helpful information)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mail: mutt
music: mp3blaster
games: nethack
word processing: vim + latex
coding: vim + whatever compiler
database: mysql
database frontend: phpmyadmin on whatever console browser
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never took the time to learn vim, but that is b/c i love nano. It does everything I want easily, plus installed by default.

movies: XINE: emerge xine-ui includes fbxine, a framebuffer movie player that works quite well
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