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Awesome Terminals Are Sexy

๐Ÿ’ฅ A curated list of Terminal frameworks, plugins & resources for CLI lovers.

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Last Update: Jan. 16, 2022, 7:02 p.m.

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Base Shells

ZSH

Alf is an out of this world super fast and configurable framework for zsh; it's modeled after Prezto and Antigen while utilizing Oh My Zsh under the covers; and offers standard defaults, aliases, functions, auto completion, automated updates and installable prompt themes and plugins.

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Tiny and lightweight zsh configuration environment for special customization needs. It includes plugins, themes and a basic convenient setup.

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n/a

The fastest shell plugin manager.

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10m
MIT

The plugin manager for zsh.

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5m
MIT

A community driven framework for zsh

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n/a

A full-featured & carefully designed adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

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77d
AGPL-3.0

๐Ÿ™ƒ A delightful community-driven (with 1900+ contributors) framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes 300+ optional plugins (rails, git, macOS, hub, docker, homebrew, node, php, python, etc), 140+ themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community.

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MIT

Powerlevel9k was a tool for building a beautiful and highly functional CLI, customized for you. P9k had a substantial impact on CLI UX, and its legacy is now continued by P10k.

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MIT

The configuration framework for Zsh

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MIT

Light weight plugin manager for zsh

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MIT

Pretty, minimal and fast ZSH prompt

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MIT

Small, usable configuration for ZSH

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n/a

๐Ÿš Putting the zee in your shell. A plugin-based framework for Zsh.

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MIT

A lightweight and simple plugin manager for ZSH

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6m
BSD-2-Clause

A zsh config system that aims to appeal more to power-users and follow the simplistic approach of vim-pathogen.

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MIT

Zim: Modular, customizable, and blazing fast Zsh framework

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MIT

The crippled configuration framework for Zsh

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n/a

A next-generation plugin manager for zsh

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MIT

Zpmโ€” Zsh Plugin Manager

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LGPL-3.0

Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh

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90d
MIT

Demo of hot stuff in the Zsh

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n/a

Simple ZSH quickstart for using ZSH, zgenom, oh-my-zsh and a curated list of extra plugins.

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BSD-3-Clause

Fish shell like syntax highlighting for Zsh.

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BSD-3-Clause

gdb-like "trepan" debugger for zsh

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GPL-3.0

Improve your UNIX command line experience and productivity with ztanesh project: the tools will make your shell more powerful and easier to use.

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n/a

Total environment manager for ZSH

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MIT

A powerful testing framework for ZSH projects

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MIT

Bash

Contextual, dynamic aliases for the bash shell

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A community Bash framework.

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MIT

Powerline-style Bash prompt in pure Bash script. See also https://github.com/riobard/zsh-powerline

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n/a

An attempt at saner Bash defaults

1.85K
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4m
MIT

A quick way to spruce up your terminal in OSX.

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n/a

bash and zsh shell history suggest box - easily view, navigate, search and manage your command history.

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Apache-2.0

A full-featured & carefully designed adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

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AGPL-3.0

Git

An informative and fancy bash prompt for Git users

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BSD-2-Clause

A collection of git utilities and useful extra git scripts I've discovered or written, packaged for ease of use with shell frameworks.

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Apache-2.0

bash prompt with GIT, SVN and HG modules

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n/a

A heads up display for git

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MIT

A customized bash environment suitable for git work.

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GPL-2.0

A customized bash environment to make git folders more friendly.

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GPL-3.0

An opinionated git prompt for bash and zsh

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MIT

Bash prompt with colors, git statuses, and git branches.

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10m
MIT

Fish

A plugin manager for Fish.

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MIT

The Fish Shell Framework

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MIT

Terminal Emulation Applications

A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

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4d
Apache-2.0

Lovely console emulator package for Windows

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1.89K
80d
MIT

Customizable Windows terminal with tabs, splits, quake-style, hotkeys and more

7.56K
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91d
BSD-3-Clause

This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8/10 and a better visual rendering.

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GPL-2.0

A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.

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GPL-3.0

A terminal built on web technologies

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MIT

iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things.

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GPL-2.0

Mobile Shell

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n/a

multiple GNOME terminals in one window

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GPL-2.0

The best terminal emulator based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

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n/a

A terminal for a more modern age (formerly Terminus)

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MIT

Termite is obsoleted by Alacritty. Termite was a keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.

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n/a

A Gtk based drop down terminal for Linux and Unix

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n/a

Universal

macOS

Mac App Store command line interface

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20d
MIT

Linux

ChromeOS

Package manager for Chrome OS

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74d
GPL-3.0

Windows

Text Editors

A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor

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8d
n/a

Sublime-like terminal-based text editor

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77d
MIT

A vi-like editor based on Plan 9's structural regular expressions

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112d
n/a

Tools and Plugins

ack is a grep-like search tool optimized for source code.

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n/a

An interactive CLI tool that adds a .gitignore to your projects.

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8m
MIT

Terminal session recorder ๐Ÿ“น

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GPL-3.0

A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line

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n/a

Bits, bytes and address calculator

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GPL-3.0

Personal mini-web in text

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GPL-3.0

A fast and lightweight interactive terminal based UI application for tracking cryptocurrencies ๐Ÿš€

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78d
Apache-2.0

A Ruby gem that beautifies the terminal's ls command, with color and font-awesome icons.

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MIT

DuckDuckGo from the terminal

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GPL-3.0

An open source implementation of some of the applications from Larry Kroeker's DF-EDIT

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GPL-3.0

Immersive terminal interface for managing docker containers and services

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MIT

dry - A Docker manager for the terminal @

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MIT

A modern replacement for โ€˜lsโ€™.

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MIT

Find files with SQL-like queries

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n/a

Command-line tool and terminal JSON viewer ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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MIT

A command-line fuzzy finder

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12d
MIT

Google Calendar Command Line Interface

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89d
MIT

A web server that fetches data from the News API and formats it for display in the terminal.

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Apache-2.0

Glances an Eye on your system. A top/htop alternative for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

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15d
LGPL-3.0

Google from the terminal

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GPL-3.0

Browse Hacker News like a haxor: A Hacker News command line interface (CLI).

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๐Ÿป A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries

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BSD-2-Clause

instant coding answers via the command line

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MIT

Fast batch image resizer and rotator

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GPL-3.0

Mock an API and generate fake JSON test data, right from the terminal.

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jq.node - like jq but WAY MORE powerful (300+ helpers ๐Ÿ”ฅ & 1.45M modules ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)

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Collect your thoughts and notes without leaving the command line.

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MIT

k is the new l, yo

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โŽˆโ Terminal and Web console for Kubernetes

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MIT

Word counting made easy. Retrieve the number of words in a string or stdin.

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Terminal file manager

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MIT

Rainbows and unicorns!

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n/a

A friendly wrapper for launchctl

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MIT

Terminal based YouTube player and downloader

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n/a

An interactive cheatsheet tool for the command-line

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Apache-2.0

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+

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MIT

nยณ The unorthodox terminal file manager

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75d
BSD-2-Clause

Command-line tool that instantly fetches Stack Overflow results when an exception is thrown

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n/a

Browse Reddit from your terminal

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1y 10m
MIT

ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore

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1.24K
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n/a

Fetches system/theme information in terminal for Linux desktop screenshots.

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GPL-3.0

Executing shell commands via HTTP server

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MIT

Streamlink is a CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player

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75d
BSD-2-Clause

A code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster.

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1.32K
1y 31d
Apache-2.0

Text-mode interface for git

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6d
GPL-2.0

Small C++ program to display images in a (modern) terminal using RGBย ANSI codes and unicode block graphics characters

1.03K
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Apache-2.0

๐Ÿ“š Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands

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2.95K
74d
n/a

Manage complex tmux sessions easily

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30d
MIT

Tree command, improved.

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MIT

๐ŸŽจ Generate and change colorschemes on the fly. Deprecated, use pywal instead. -->

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MIT

Get your geolocation information using freegeoip.app

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8m
MIT

The right way to check the weather

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76d
Apache-2.0

z - jump around

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1.1K
7m
WTFPL

A new cd command that helps you navigate faster by learning your habits.

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112d
MIT

A smarter cd command. Supports all major shells.

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5d
MIT

Communication

simple jira command line client in Go

2.39K
296
83d
Apache-2.0

Slack client for your terminal

5.95K
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1y 4m
MIT

Command line Slack chat client.

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GPL-3.0

[Freeware][Freeware Icon]

Community

Awesome

A curated list of awesome tools, resources and workflow tips making an awesome development environment.

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166
82d
n/a

A community driven list of useful Emacs packages, libraries and others.

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492
90d
Unlicense

A curated list of amazingly awesome open source sysadmin resources inspired by Awesome PHP.

21.62K
3.7K
76d
n/a

A collection of ZSH frameworks, plugins, themes and tutorials.

9.9K
432
74d
BSD-3-Clause

Misc

A guide to learn bash

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990
9m
n/a

Master the command line, in one page

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94d
n/a