- no shells,
- no codec-specific audio players,
- no compression tools intended for specific algorithms, and
- no revision control systems.
My reasons for omitting those are listed here.
Just to be different this time, I’m going to run all of these together rather than draw attention to my shortcomings. 😳 😉
- darcs: darcs is a revision control system, if I understand it correctly. Try it if you need one.
- declare: I’m a little confused by declare; I do know it lists all your environment variables in bash if you just enter
declareat the prompt. I think it’s part of bash; correct me if I’m wrong.
- diatheke: I’m going to steer clear of religious software, thank you.
- diffuse: I believe this is only a graphical application. For Windows too, if that makes a difference to you.
- dirvish: dirvish appears to be a backup system for much more complex systems than my meager desktop collection.
- docutils: I spent a lot of time with docutils, but for the most part came up empty-handed. The AUR version creates an empty package with a few nonfunctional python applications in a side folder. The Debian version seems to be mostly a dependency to something called rest2web. When I get to the R section, I’ll take a look.
- doomrl: I tried doomrl once a long time ago and it’s really a lot of fun. The AUR version segfaults when the game starts though, so it might need some internal updates. I’m not sure.
- dos: At some point in the past I added the word “dos” to my list. I’m not sure what I was thinking. … 🙄
- dosbox and dosemu: Technically speaking these aren’t applications but rather emulators for DOS software. I suppose you could stretch your definition and say they are text-based. The do open up a lot of doors for additional software options. As far as I know they don’t work at the framebuffer though, so it might be that you use Word 5.5 at the command line within an emulator inside Xorg. Let your conscience be your guide. 😉
- dream-strobe: This strikes me as more of a gimmick than anything. I skipped over it mostly because I could find almost no documentation on it. It may have been a one-shot just-for-kicks mini-application that’s still hanging around.
- dsh: A distributed shell that dates back about 10 years. If you have a cluster, this might be interesting for you. I wish I had a cluster. …
- dsniff (which includes dnsspoof): These are tools intended for network penetration and while I probably ought to have spent more time with them, much of what they started with was above my head. I mention them so you can take a look, if you are interested.
- dvdtube: As far as I could tell, dvdtube was intended to download YouTube videos according to user name, and dump them straight to DVD. It didn’t work quite right for me; as usual, that’s probably my fault. It also looked like someone’s personal script, so I left it be.
And amazingly, that’s it. Far less applications in the D section than there were in the Cs. More’s the pity.
Up next, everything you ever wanted to know about console software starting with the letter E. 🙄