Index 0-K

Here is the first half of an alphabetical list of links for software that was mentioned on this site. I’ll try to update this fairly regularly, but starting on the home page of this blog might be better for recent posts.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, remember that some software was lumped together on pages that usually started with the word “Bonus,” particularly if it was semi-working or required eccentric hardware arrangements. Enjoy. đŸ˜‰

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0verkill: Thirteen years after
2048.c: And everything in between
2a: Quick and simple archiver
ASCIIPortal, Ascii Sector and Dwarf Fortress: Text-only, so to speak
Advanced Copy: Sorely needed, for a long time
AudioPreview: Despite your best objections, cool
Bonus: A dozen remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A dozen more remainders
Bonus: A massive missive of omission
Bonus: Tying up loose ends
Bonus: What’s left of the Bs
Bonus: Closing the Cs, and a confession
Bonus: And so D goes
Bonus: E was for easy
Bonus: F is for finished
Bonus: G is for gone
Bonus: H is for has-been
Bonus: I is for implemented
Bonus: J is for just finished
Bonus: K is for kiboshed
Bonus: L is for last words
Bonus: M is for mopped up
Bonus: N is for no more
Bonus: O is for over and out
Bonus: P is for pushing up daisies
Bonus: Q is for quietus
Bonus: R is for released
Bonus: S is for squashed
Bonus: T is for terminated
Bonus: U is for used up
Bonus: V is for vanquished
Bonus: W is for washed up
Bonus: X is for extinct
Bonus: Z is for zapped
Bonus: A score of games after a score of games
Bonus: A score of games after a score of games
Bonus: A low score of games after a score of games
Bonus: A short score of games
Bonus: From the deepest depths of Debian
Bonus: More from the deepest depths of Debian
Bonus: More from the deepest depths of Debian
Bonus: More from the deepest depths of Debian
Bonus: Back up in your BrainCurses with the resurrection
Bonus: D is for Debian
Bonus: fbff, fbpad … and fbpdf too
Bonus: Missing … presumed having a good time
Bonus: More dead soldiers
Bonus: slmenu, and some seriously wicked console wizardry
Bonus: Solving the line mystery
Bonus: The framebuffer is your friend
Bonus: The honored dead
Bonus: The sounds of silence
Bonus: twin, bigger and better than ever
CAVEZ of PHEAR: Flashbacks to the 80s
Coherent PDF Tools: PDF power at the CLI
Correction: A tale of two hunts
Frozen Depths: Clear, cold perfection
Liberal Crime Squad: Too much to tell
Microsoft Word 5.5 and WordPerfect 5.1: Say what?!
Midnight Commander: The industry standard
Mutant Aliens!: We gotta get out of this place
NetworkManager: I have been mistaken
Neverwinter: MMORPG mania, in text only A clever e-mail backup
Open Cubic Player: So much awesome all at once
PRIME: Cyberroguelike, part 2
Starlanes: A refreshing economic endeavour
TROG: One small keypress forward for ASCII-kind
TetriNET: The natural evolution of things
The Command Line Murders: No, it’s not an application
TomeNET: Out of the console and onto the Internet
WiFiScanner: Wonderfully geeky
XaoS: Off to a good start
You Only Live Once: But you share many lives
Zork I: The classic, having aged somewhat
aa3d: I know there’s a pony in there somewhere
aafire: You knew this was coming
aajm: Conspiracy theories abound
abcde: As simple as that
abcm2ps and abcmidi: Coolness I didn’t know existed
abook: A simple and lovely address book
ack: A grep for programmers
acoc: More filter-based colorizing for the terminal
acpitool: Information, please
acripper: Does its job, in a manner of speaking
adcd: Your basic CD player
adom: Adding another dimension
adresownik: A crash course in Polish
adventure: You have to start at the beginning
aee: Something for everyone
aewan: For the Klimt of the console
ahorcapy: Heir-apparent to the hangman legacy
aide: Security through meticulous checking
aiksaurus: Continuing the “A” theme
aircrack-ng: Opening networks, opening minds
album: Pictures in a show
alienwave: The fast and the furious
alot: With notmuch help involved, and little more
alpine: Not the best, not the worst
alsaequal: Not omitted, by any means
alsamixer: The interface we all know and love
amulecmd: Peer-to-peer at the console
an: You’re a cheat, admit it
anagram and multi: Are you game?
andatool: Searching forever and ever
angband: Polishing the classic format
ansiweather: One-line weather report, with frills
antiword: You can’t deny it works
aoeui: And sometimes … why?
aop: Two points worth bragging about
apg: Pronounced, “ay-pee-jee”
aphex: The tiny hex editor
apropos: What’s appropriate, at the time
aptitude: One just for the swirlies
archey3 and alsi: What all the cool kids are doing
archmage: Prettifying chm files
aria: The perfect downloading tool
arithmetic: Exactly what it says
arkanoid.sed, sedtris and sokoban.sed: sed-tacular
arkurses: Harder, better, faster, stronger
ascii-invaders: Chaos at the console
ascii: Quick and dirty info
asciijump: All but the bitter cold
asciiplanes: Akin to Battleship, but with a few issues
asciiquarium: Cheaper and cleaner than the real thing
aspell: A spellchecker at the console
atc: White-knuckle ascii drama
atool: A tool for archives
atop: A better top
atto: Pushing the limits of practicality
audiotag: Tagging music files, in its purest form
audtty: Music, remotely
aumix: Another happy error
avanor: A return to the roguelike genre
avidemux and handbrake: Video, sans video
aview: Let me draw you a picture
awk: Not so much an application, as a language
axel: The downloader you already know
aylet: Sounds across the Spectrum
backgammon: A better teacher this time
baker: A blogging backend for console-minded people
banihstypos: Not a typo
banner: figlet on a diet
barnowl: A fullscreen, monochrome IM client
basename: What I had in mind
bashburn: Circular reasoning
bashmarks: The simple solution
bashmount: Another seemingly roundabout solution
bashtagger: Joining the coalition party
bastet: Just as infuriating as ever
battlestar: The text adventure of 35 years ago
bb: Not so much a game, and not so much an application
bbdb (and charrington): Or is it charrington (and bbdb) … ?
bc: Power at your fingertips
beasts: Crush, crumble or be chomped
beav: The binary editor and viewer
beeswax: Sadly, no progress
beets: Not the veggie kind
betty: Anti-aliasing
bew: A primitive, if not effective, webcrawler
bibcursed: Light and speedy reference management
biew: Or is it beye?
binary-clock: Welcome to the geek club
binclock: Just a piece of something bigger
bing: I was better off not knowing
bingo: Occasionally, I wonder why
bion: Short and sweet
bitchx: Chat with sass
bitflu: A tiny torrent daemon
bitlbee: IM + IRC = IMIRC?
bitpocket: Your in-house drop box
bittorrent and bittornado: The original and its mimic
blessed-contrib: A well-earned clamor
bm: A console bookmark manager
bmon: Hey Ridley. …
boa: Run a server from anywhere
boggle: Reaching back to a classic
boinctui: A proper text-based user interface What it shows
bpm-tools: Music and … stuff
brinance: Simple command-line accounting
bropages: It’s like man, bro
bs: No more pens and paper
bsod: Exactly what I was expecting
btag: Action-interaction
bti: I can give you no guidance
btpd: Strictly a daemon
burn-cd: In spite of its age, quite useful
burn: An aptly named script
bviplus: A vi-ish hex editor
bwm-ng: Flexible, smart and pretty
byobu: Now with even more tmux
c, calcc and calccmd: Three small calculators
caca: Tools for greater things
cadubi: Once more, because it’s worth it
caesar: Julius would be proud
cal: Hiding in plain view
calc: You knew this was coming
calcurse: Simple is best … usually
cam and cam: One for the eyes, one for the ears
camp: An audio player with real style
camshot: You didn’t think it was possible
canfield: The solitaire derivative
canto: A practical newsreader
castlots: Dice at the touch of a key
cat: No, not the feline
cataclysm: The zombie apocalypse starts now
catdoc: Another conversion option
cavewall: For the Kahlo of the console
cbm: A color bandwidth meter
cboard: I can quit my whining now
ccal: A calendar with a different view
cclive (and clive): So that’s what quvi was for
cclock: Exactly what its name implies
ccrypt: Simple encryption, simplified
ccx2: You thought audio players were done
ccze: Colorize your logs, as an added step
cdargs: Changing directories, quickly and visually
cdcd: With a name like that …
cdf: Useful, colorful … but headstrong
cdm: xdm, gdm, kdm … cdm!
cdparanoia: Nothing to fear
cdrtools, cdrkit and cdrskin: Untying the knot
cdtool: More than just a tool, really
cdw: A proper console application
centerim: A long-standing favorite
cfdisk: Somehow overlooked
cfind: A search tool built on a search tool
cgames: Three-in-one fun
charm: As luck would have it
cheat, cheat, cheats and cheat: So many cheaters
checkmp3: Does exactly that
chkbk: Simpler than some others
chroma: Every color, every direction
citadel: So many things to explore
cjots: Books, pages, notes and probably more
ckhet: I have no idea what I’m doing
clacct: Multiple user, multiple account finances
clamav: The seat belt, without the car
clcal: Low-maintenance calendar display
cleanlinks: Use with caution
clex: Simplified file management
climm: A teeny tiny message client
clines: Connect … five?
clipf: Cryptic, but powerful
clist: What happens to a dream deferred?
cliwiki: Needing attention
cloc: Clock your code
clockwork: Easier to fudge
clockywock: Good colors, good times
clog: Custom color for logs
cloudruby: A tool of a different color
clxmms: Useful at a distance, I suppose
cmatrix: None the worse for wear
cmdftp: About as simple as it gets
cmus: Lightweight elegance
co: The command organizer
codemetre: Counting out the lines
codespell: Prevents embarrassing code
collectl: System details, in detail A script! and a site!
colordiff: A difference in color
colorex: I might as well include them all
colormake: Does what you’d expect
colorwrapper: Quite obviously, the author had me in mind
colour-yahtzee: Your craving can now be satisfied
colour: Something to build on to
colout: Colorize on a whim
column: With oddly satisfying results
comm: The right tool at the right time
commacd: Just so long as you know where you’re going
concalc: A much simpler calculator
conconky: A conky for your console
cone: An option for e-mail
connman and connman-ncurses: Pros and cons
conquest: Much time spent, not much to show
consolecandy: Worth the effort?
conspy: Take command of your command line
cortex: In a very similar vein
cowsay (and fortune): Because I promised
cp437: Turning frogs into handsome princes, since 2013
cpat: The solitaire collection for the console
cplay: The gold standard
cpubars: More processors equals more fun
cpulimit: You figure out why
crafty: Still no relief in sight
crawl: Still the king of the heap
create_ap: Something to brighten your day
cribbage: With help for the newcomers
crip: Picking up what others leave out
cron: The chronological daemon
cryptoslam: Puzzles, and the tool to solve them
cryptrover: Get out, quick
cscope: The code navigator
csplit: split, but with a little more control
csstidy: Tidy and neat
csv2xls: Back to the harmless and mundane
csvkit: Lots of little tools, in a pack
ctodo: See what you have to do
ctorrent: Less a daemon, more an app
ctris and seatris: A homophonic puzzle pair
curl: Your tool for accessing the great beyond
curlpaste: Not serious, but not a gimmick
cursedmate: Right ingredients, but not yet perfect
curseofwar: To the delight of text-based RTS fans
curses-of-the-undead: Your 3D zombie apocalypse in ASCII
cursetag: So close, and yet so far
cursetheweather: Exactly that
cuse: For this, I shall recuse myself
cut: Exactly what it says
cutmp3: More than it appears
cv: The coreutils viewer
cvlc: Surprise of the week
cwcp: Learn to walk before you run
cwp: Not the feline, but with progress
dab: Those dots and boxes from your childhood
dagger: A quick run over covered ground
dailystrips: Gasping for air
dares: Qui audet adipiscitur
darkstat: Making an exception again
datamash: Statistical tools for raw numerical data
date: The possibilities are endless
dateutils: Making everything better
dav: Old text editors never die
dbar and cpubar: Progress for the people
dcd: I’ll give you three guesses …
dd, df and du: Pop quiz
ddir: Echoes of tree
ddrescue: No relation to the aforementioned dd
deb2targz: Crossing the streams
dehtml: Another scraping tool
deluge-console: All the flavor, half the fat
despotify: Again, no guidance for you
detox: Cleanup crew
devtodo: Much to do, about something
dex: Does a lot with a little
dfc: The way it should be done
dhcping: Maybe the simplest yet
dhex: A hex editor with a diff … erence
diakonos: A very friendly text editor
diary: Almost functional
dict: Another great tool for writers
diction: The words you choose and why
diff: Tools to show you what’s changed
diffh: Make your diff easier to see
dirname: That slash-mark filter you always wanted
dirsplit: A hidden hero
discus: This is how it’s supposed to work
diskmoose: An example to the contrary
dmesg: An old, new, cool tool
dmidecode: Due diligence
dmpc: A client for a client for a daemon
dnstop: A little prodding, and bingo!
dnstracer: A trail for the terminal
docx2txt: The file converter you’ve been waiting for
dominoes and more: A pocket games collection
doneyet: A middle-ground task manager
doodle: A “desktop” search tool … of sorts
dopewars: The classic, in all its sinful glory
dosage: Get yours daily
doscan: Oddly enough, I get nothing
dotbot: A (dot)files (bo)o(t)strapper
dothost and lddot: Looking good, feeling fine
draai: A wrapper for a client for a daemon
dradio: Not to be blamed
driftnet: Dutifully duplicating
dstat: Raw data, in many flavors
dtach: Beauty in sparsity
dtrx: An extractor with an impressive repertoire
duelcommander: A framework, at best
duhdraw: For the Van Gogh of the vc
dvdauthor: Also available to you
dvorak7min: The path to enlightenment
dvtm: Sharp, clean and quick
dws: I know they’re bogus, but still …
dxcc: Exhausting my quota of exclamation points!
e3: Still my ultralightweight champion
e: Like a diamond bullet
ecasound: Looks quite powerful
echat: Serverless chatter
echo: And an inescapable fragment of history
echoping: Another gray area
ed: The much maligned text editor
edbrowse: Be afraid. Be very afraid
efax: Could possibly be functional
ekg and ekg2: The original and its revision
ekgping: Fun, with practical application
elinks: The browser we both probably know
elmer: Pasting into the world beyond
elvis: Has entered the building
emacs: Brace for impact
emms: Your one-stop text editor, music player and operating system
empire: Another personal favorite
empire: The self-proclaimed pinnacle of strategy games
encircled: Wow, just wow. …
enpi: Making the jump to the graphical
entr: Watching while you work
epic4 and epic5: Different, yet the same
episoder: Only if you’re serious about TV Me and Anders and Esko
epub2pdf: Proof of the viability of Java-based applications
erc: Depends on what you already use
espeak (and fortune): One from days past
ethstats: More raw data, for the taking
ethstatus: Pay close attention to spelling
ethtool: What doesn’t it do?
etm: A calendar in two varieties
ettercap: Use this power for good … or evil
eval: Tells the shell what to do
exiftool: One small gimmick
expand: Giving you more spaces
extraf: Not a network monitor
extundelete: When the time comes, remember it
eyeD3: A CLI music tag editor, plus
fIcy: Streaming at the console
factor: Simple tools are fun
false: Try not to be so negative
fasd: No doubt critical, for some
fbcmd: I can give you no guidance
fbless: The things I learn
fd: Old, yet new, yet old, yet …
fdd: Le catalogue extraordinaire
fdisk: One that’s not from coreutils
fdupes: The perfect solution to a duplicate problem
fe: An emacs-style folding editor
festival (and fortune): Not quite from days past
fetchmail: Breaking it down into steps
figlet: Large-print edition
file: Happy 40th Birthday!
finch: Pidgin’s little brother
find: Simply the best tool out there
findimagedupes: Exactly what it says
finger: Insert off-color joke here
fkmines, minecurses, minefield and pynesweeper: Mine, all mine
fluxcapacitor: Now you have time for everything
fm: A fast mover, by definition
fmt: And the difference is. …
fnteditfs: A seemingly rare beast
fold: Pretty simple, pretty cool
fonter: A classic, with side benefits
foremost: Aggressive data recovery
forkstat: Catching the small and the quick
fping: Same idea but with many targets
free: Little to say that hasn’t been said
freecell: Simple, fast, addicting
freesweep: I shall never understand
freetalk: Get your jabber on
frequency: Chat clients abound
fselect: Pulled from the brink
fsniper: Despite my misgivings
fte, efte and *fte: An epic tale of text editor discovery
ftp: The classic, in action
fttps: After four years, shock and awe
fzf: More menu-like options, with fuzzy finding
galaxis: A combination of puzzle and logic
gcal: More power to you
gcalcli: An interface to the cloud
gcp: Seemingly worthy, possibly flawed
gdisk: A familiar face
gearhead: Saving the best for last
genstats: Quick statistical reports
geoiplookup: Another very simple tool
get-flash-videos: TSIA Another nifty script All GIFs must die
gifsicle: Cool stuff I can’t show
giftcurs: File sharing … I think
giis: The benefit of the doubt
gist: So long as I am eating crow. …
glances: Points for style
glyrc: A music search, for everything but music
gmail-attachment-downloader: You don’t want to know
gnubg: A better player than I ever will be
gnuchess: My nemesis returns to taunt me
gnugo: Any excuse to avoid a thrashing
gnuit: Where have you been all my life?
gnupg: Symmetric encryption and decryption
gnuplot: I swear this is a coincidence
gnupong and yapong: One bad, one … better
gnus: As close as I could get
gnushogi: We know the lion by his claw
gnuski: Game time!
go-fish: Let’s finish it off
go2: The obvious name for the tool
goldenpod: Again, against my better judgment
gom: Ten years gone
gomoku: Average on all counts
goobook: Command-line contacts
google-translate-cli: Mostly because it works
googlecl: Cutting corners with everything Google
gopher: The way things might have been
gpcslots1: A portrait of the artist as a young man
gpcslots2: In a different direction altogther
gplayer: Get loud with the cloud
gpm: And you thought you were mouseless
gramofile: Lovely interface, slightly out-of-date
grc: More colorizing for terminal output
greed: Alluring to some
greg: You’re so vain
grep: The time has come
grive: Sync with Google Drive
groff: Typesetting, in any direction
groove-dl: Jumping the shark
groups: As a courtesy, I include it
gt5: An unusual disk usage monitor
gtorrent-ncurses: Not quite ready for prime time
gtypist: Yes, I know I’m a failure
hack-of-life: Conway would be proud
hangman2: By virtue of alphabetical order
hangman: Wait a little while
haste: Pipe and paste with haste
hdlns: It’s the simple tools that impress most
hdparm: Out of respect for times past
head and tail: Flip a coin
hefur: An exceptionally lightweight tracker
heirloom-mailx: Perhaps it’s time for a change
herrie: Similar, yet different
hexcurse: So many things done right
hexe: In the flyweight competition
hexedit: You can guess what it does
hexer: Deja vu — or should I say, 64:65:6a:61:20:76:75
hey: More anti-aliasing
hftirc: A little IRC in C
highlight: Converting code for display
highlighter: Picking out letters, words, phrases
hinversi: Casual and yet complete
histo: The shape of things to come
hnb: Quick, clever and clean
horst: Not at all colorless, for your wireless and others: Snakes on the brain
howdoi: Because the Internet knows more than you
hoz: Speedy, but with quirks
hping: More network novelty
ht: High marks, even if it’s lost on me
html-xml-utils: A sweet suite
html2ps: You thought it wasn’t possible
html2text: And then there were three
html2wikipedia: Converting back and forth
htop: Needs no introduction
httping: Lots of flash and dash
httpry: Pry into your traffic
httrack: The website copier
hunspell: A spellchecker with vast dictionary support
hunt: The god of doorways
hwclock: Keeping time with you
hydraslayer: A mathematical approach to the roguelike
ibmonitor: When bandwidth is precious Bridging the graphical and the textual
icdiff: Visibility by default
id3ed: As close as I may ever get
id3fsd: A clever idea, nearly to fruition
id3ren: Unfortunately, this will be brief
id3tool: Quick tag control
id: Riding the coattails of coreutils
identibash and identicurse: I can give you no guidance
ifstat: The hidden traffic monitor
ifstatus: The semigraphical network monitor, part 2
iftop: The fundamental network monitor
iftopcolor: Please do not feed the bloggers
ii: Maybe on another day
iimage: Index your images
ikog: An extensive to-do list
imagemagick: Graphics, ungraphically
imdbmoviefetcher: I’ll give you three guesses
img2xterm: Dot by dot, block by block
imgcurses: Best of most worlds
info: More information, sometimes
inkscape: Yes, this too has a text-only mode
inotifywait, inotifywatch and incron: A package deal
inxi: Inquiring minds want to know
ionice: It’s nice to be nice to the nice
iotop: In, out, up, down
ipbt: A better replay option
ipcalc and pipcalc: More than a one-letter difference
iperf: Internet performance, as luck would have it
ips: Intelligent process monitoring
ipsc: The nitty-gritty details
iptables: It’s better if I don’t explain
iptraf-ng: Returning to a classic
iptstate: Top, for iptables
ircII: The classic, as advertised
ired: Unenthusiastic, as might be expected
irmp3 and irmp3-curses: All for naught
irssi: Where you say what you say
ised: Compact power for calculating
iselect: A program’s got to know its limitations
ispell: With this, yes you can
isync: Because the cloud is unreliable
iwconfig: Wireless configuration
iwlist: Collecting data
ix: Great name, good tool
j and j2: More fast directory switching
jabber.el: emacs gains another level
jac: From a bygone era
jackmeter: A peak meter for JACK
jailkit: You must punish them, sir
jdkdrum: Limitations of the media
jed: An editor with good behavior
jhead: exif data, again
jn: Almost a victim of seven years of empty-headed blogging
jnettop: Organized network data
joe: In praise of recursive acronyms
john: Again, a tool is just a tool
join: Not everything is perfect
jp2a: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
jrnl: Focus, grasshopper
juke: Just a little more than the bare minimum
jupp: joe, with an extra shot of caffeine
kbd: So terribly important
khal: A newcomer enters the ring
kibitz: A favorite of backseat drivers
kill: For one simple reason
kismet: Too cool for the average tool
kkm: For Debian fans with a wild streak
klick: Well that was awkward
knockd: Another … “security” tool
knocker: Does what it says
ksmp3play: Simple and direct, but incomplete

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