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Exploring The Command Line: Five Non-Standard Terminal Apps

Exploring The Command Line: Five Non-Standard Terminal Apps

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Last month, we looked at command line utilities that terminal users new to MacOS need to know about. This month, I want to do something slightly different. Every Unix-based operating system — including CentOS and MacOS — puts a rich set of time-tested tools at the disposal of users. Take a look at the man pages of these tools, and you’ll see that many are decades old.

But that doesn’t mean development of terminal apps has stagnated. There are many open source terminal applications beyond those that are installed by default. So today I’d like to share some of the newer, or non-standard, tools that I use regularly.