What are the programs you use from a *nix terminal to be able to communicate in today’s desktop world?
- Terminal web browsers
- Terminal e-mail clients
- ASCII art renders
- Text rtf/pdf/etc readers
- Text chat clients
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For web browsing, Lynx is my browser of choice.
For editing files, I use Vim. I keep meaning to use emacs a few times just to see what all the fuss is about; I believe that you shouldn't bash something if you haven't tried it. There wouldn't be a holy war if it didn't have some substance to it.
I use the following:
elinks for browsing.
tppfor presentation (powerpoint)
remindfor calendar and todo
irssifor chat (irc and xmpp)
vimfor editng text and code
toiletfor ascii artish textual content
tmuxfor "window" management
qalcfor and advanced calculator
transmission-clifor downloading stuff
weather-utilfor weather forcasts
K. Mandla'a blog has a lot of good stuff in it.
For all your gaming needs, you can replace regular GUI tetris with bastet
No one has mentioned
links2, terminal browsers.
links2 -g will give you image support, which unlike
w3m doesn't need to be run in an
xterm. They can both be used with
surfraw, mentioned above for a CLI search engine interface.
For a database of browser links, there's buku
Also, there's a sweet little curses based terminal interface for Transmission torrent client (which itself is command line based,
transmission-cli), called stig.
For a file-manager, I'd suggest midnight commander.
For passwords, use
pass, which can be backed-up by a
git repo for easy sync'ing through the cloud.
For editing, of course
emacs. ;) But really, that'll give you the masterful org-mode for notes/tasks etc. Then there's
eww-mode for browsing in emacs. It's also an IDE, and really an entire language for extending/creating your own editor.