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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its gotta be mplayer on the framebuffer :D I love showing people, then watching thier faces as they try and figure it out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:53 pm    Post subject: Slightly Off-Topic, but very relevant. Reply with quote

I hope you guys drool over this.. an editorial on freshmeat from a couple months ago or so.

The Anti Desktop
(article includes screenshots)
(the real teaser .. a screenshot of the result of startx)

Now, while this isn't a console-only environment, it's about as close to non-X as you can get without being strictly console.

It's basically a window manager built off screen, and a small suite of tools that the author uses. ratpoison, the windowmanager is basically a gui version of screen.. every "window" is the full size of a screen, and you task through them just like you task through screens in screen. There are no window decorations, no buttons, no mouse-clutter. It can also do some weird splitscreen stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedBeard0531 wrote:
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.

Vim and Emacs have the advantage (IMO) over Pico and Nano because they do syntax highlighting (among a whole host of other things), which is great for coding and latex writing and editing config files and all kinds of other things. If you take the time to learn one you'll thank yourself.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out mp, it has the ease of use of nano, with syntax hilighing

try:
mp -m sh /etc/X11/XF86Config
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight Commander because:
ftp
editing files
browsing through the filesystem
....

I love that program :D
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Document editing: latex in emacs/vi for typesetting/wordprocessing. nano is nice for quick n' easy config file editing.

MP3 playing: I used to use mpg123, but I haven't played an MP3 for a long time.

web: links (lynx?)

e-mail: mutt

network monitoring: depends what you want to monitor. There's ping and traceroute for determining the online status of other machines on your network, openssh for remote administration. Check out iptraf if you want a tool for real-time monitoring of network connections to/from your computer.

coding: gcc, make, gdb, emacs/vi, perl, python, ...

cdburning: cdrecord (and mkisofs to create the cd images)

a few games to pass the time: nethack

etc... : /etc, /usr/etc, /usr/local/etc... :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the following on my home PC which is a 486 (8MB RAM) running slackware:
web: links
email: mutt
file transfer: ncftp or scp
image viewing: zgv
text editing: vim
chat: EPIC
mindless fun: koules (Beat it finally after 5 years!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

portage :D
no really i'm having the hardest time deciding between vim and mc :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic, but very relevant. Reply with quote

toobobfortv wrote:

...the windowmanager is basically a gui version of screen.. every "window" is the full size of a screen, and you task through them just like you task through screens in screen. There are no window decorations, no buttons, no mouse-clutter. It can also do some weird splitscreen stuff.


Um, I thought evilwm did this... since it requires X... I use a very similar setup, with PWM.

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Perhaps this is getting OT, but I'm interested in small, simple Gentoo setups. So how many files are on your system?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any console pic viewers that uses fbdev or vesa, like what you can do with mplayer -vo {vesa,fb}
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: The Best Console App Thread Reply with quote

Harpalus wrote:
Hi all,

I am trying to build a system that uses nothing but the console and still lets me get all the work done that I need to get done. I don't know that much about concole apps, expect that the more I use them the more I like them. So, without further delay:

What are you favorite console apps (curses based is okay)?



screen !!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

found an framebuffer pic viewer (fbi) but it does not run on screen
:cry:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol..... easy.

vim
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and
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portage :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-+-+-+
consolemanager :. screen
coding/editing :. vim
browser :. links -driver {svgalib,fb}
audioplayer :. mpg123+ogg123,waif
audiomixer :. aumix
picviewer :. fbv(best),iiview, fbi
mail :. mutt
movie :. mplayer -vo {vesa,fb,aa}
calculator :. cxc(works like a TI-83)
irc :. BitchX
background :. bootsplash
bandwithmonitor :. iptraf
network :. netcat, socat, nmap, tcpdump
blogger :. nanoblogger
diff :. colordiff
tail :. multitail
modemdialer :. wvdial
downloads :. prozilla
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:D no reason to get into X anymore
except for graphics manipulation(gimp), i would use fluxbox.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:05 am    Post subject: ahah Reply with quote

1 vim
2 mpg123
3 aumix
4 mc
5 lynx
6 irssi or bitchx
7 portage
8 gpm
9 top
10 ncftp
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, anyway to play with volumes without something like 'aumix' (which is cool anyways) ??
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=369714#369714
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some others i miss here are:
mldonkey
yafc (tried ncftp in past and it seemed download rattes felt)
u recomend nowadays ncftp from yafc?
aumix (gona test setmix right now)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1° mc
2° ps
3° du
4° tar
5° lftp
6° mldonkey (I only use the telnet interface.... so convenient !!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of nano 1.2.1 it can do syntax highlighting according to reg-exp syntax configuration in nanorc. There are premade syntax reg-exps floating on nano mailing lists and other places.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, really hate to ask this, since I shouldn't be so noob anymore, but anyway:

What the hell is screen? I scrolled through the manpage, it's HUGE! I tried starting it, but all it gave me was a "new" shell, I tried that C-a option the manpage suggested, no luck (/me not natively speaking english, so its terrible reading and understanding such a huge manpage). I searched google for a "howto" or something, no result. Didn't find anything in the board either.

Could maybe anyone give me a short example what it can do, or point me in a direction where to look?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:40 pm    Post subject: screen Reply with quote

I'm sure someone else can explain it better, but I'll try until that happens. screen is kind of like a window manager for consoles, but not really. start screen, type C-a, S, C-a, tab, C-a, c. That should give you a split screen with two terminals. C-a, tab to switch between them. Now try C-a, d. You should see a message [detached] What this did was kept whatever was running in screen running, even if you log out. Useful if you want to ssh into your box, start an emerge and not have to keep ssh open the whole time. Type screen -r to resume your screen session. C-a,Q will get rid of the split and leave you with just one 'window'. C-a, w will give you a list of windows, it will be in the title bar of xterm (rxvt, etc). C-a, [0-9] to switch to that window. C-a, C-a is kind of like an alt-tab to the previous window. C-a, A to rename that window. C-a, K to kill a window. C-a, t for time and loads. Basically screen is GREAT if you use the console, especially through ssh. There are also a bunch of other great features like monitoring and logging. C-a, ? will give you a list of commands. Hope that explained it a little bit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: screen Reply with quote

vvlly wrote:
I'm sure someone else can explain it better, but I'll try until that happens. screen is kind of like a window manager for consoles, but not really. start screen, type C-a, S, C-a, tab, C-a, c. That should give you a split screen with two terminals. C-a, tab to switch between them. Now try C-a, d. You should see a message [detached] What this did was kept whatever was running in screen running, even if you log out. Useful if you want to ssh into your box, start an emerge and not have to keep ssh open the whole time. Type screen -r to resume your screen session. C-a,Q will get rid of the split and leave you with just one 'window'. C-a, w will give you a list of windows, it will be in the title bar of xterm (rxvt, etc). C-a, [0-9] to switch to that window. C-a, C-a is kind of like an alt-tab to the previous window. C-a, A to rename that window. C-a, K to kill a window. C-a, t for time and loads. Basically screen is GREAT if you use the console, especially through ssh. There are also a bunch of other great features like monitoring and logging. C-a, ? will give you a list of commands. Hope that explained it a little bit.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add another vote for vim. Also ncftp, can't live without that. And perl, of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For text editing I prefer jed to vim or emacs. Emacs is a little too big, and vi is impossible for me, but maybe that's just cause I tried to learn it with a dvorak keyboard and hjkl doesn't make a whole lot of sense there.

most of the other command-line programs I use have already been mentioned so this is just a vote of approval (which, I suppose, doesn't amount to much):
mp3blaster
centericq
mutt
mplayer
links
mc

edit: I just found this neato calculator... yum ... rpc


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