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What are good command line HTTP clients?
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux's biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn't derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it's the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications.

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Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro or AMD64 CPU, including optional MMX, SSE, SSE2 and 3DNow! instructions.


  • DarkerIRC
    a small chat application you can put on your website, allowing you to communicate with the visitors of your website. It can be used for online communities allowing their members to communicate realtime
  • DMDirc
    DMDirc can connect to multiple servers, supports SSL, extended using plugins, and boasts a novel "actions" system that allows the user to customize the client's response to events without having to learn a scripting language.
  • Drone IRC Bot
    Drone is a Java IRC bot built on the RIFE framework. Drone has a modular API which makes it possible to easily extend and customize the active feature set. Drone sports a modern web administration interface to handle all common tasks and a public logging section.
  • EIRC
    Eteria IRC Client: an RFC 1459 compliant client program written entirely in Java using only version 1.1.x Java API, for compliance with current mainstream web browsers, without the need to download the Swing classes
  • Espere
    Espere is an IRC bot written in Java, designed to aid in downloading MP3 files through bots that use the "SpR Jukebox" mIRC script.
  • ExB
    a sleak, fast, extensible, and generally groovy bot writen in Java
  • Galena
    a modular bot written in Java. It supports Jabber, IRC, and telnet (optionally with SSL), and features an integrated HTTP server. Functionality is provided by including various modules. An administrative GUI is also provided
  • J-Alice
    an Alicebot written in C++. Unlike ProgramD, it doesn't have a webserver, nor can it yet be incorporated into a website. It does, however, have a built in IRC Client, so that it can chat on IRC
  • jabbaIRC
    a simple IRC client written in Java/Swing. jabbaIRC is primarily command-line driven, although some visual configuration and setup dialogs have been done
  • JackBot IRC Bot
    an IRC bot written in 100% Java. It provides a flexible, extensible plugin architecture and a rich scripting environment built upon the Rhino JavaScript engine
  • JavaBot
    JavaBot is an IRC bot written in Java. The aim of the project is to develop a sophisticated general purpose channel bot.
  • Jicra
    Java IRC Chat Room Applet is a very simple IRC client Java applet that includes only minimal functionatily and doesn't try to look like an IRC client in any way.
  • Jini
    Jini is a very lightweight single-server, single-channel, command-line IRC client written in java and published under the terms of the GNU GPL.
  • jIRCii
    jIRCii is a powerful cross platform Internet Relay Chat client. It is fully scriptable using a Perl-like language called sleep. The focus is to provide a console client experience with the advantages of a solid GUI. It includes DCC/CTCP support, the ability to connect to SSL servers, and over 65 built-in commands.
  • jIRleeCh
    jIRleeCh is a Java IRC client that is mainly used to ease the acquisition of XDCC packs. It has an easy-to-use GUI interface with all the basic IRC client features. It parses to search for packs. No IRC knowledge is needed to use it, as it automatically connects to a network, channel, and queues a pack.
  • JTelIRC
    JTelIRC is an advanced IRC framework for Java. It is mainly intended for writing automated clients ("bots"), but may be used for normal clients as well.
  • Martyr
    a framework (library) for the IRC Protocol, written entirely in Java, for Java programs. Martyr could be used as the foundation for a bot or a client written in Java. The goal for the Martyr project is to have a complete IRC client framework encompassing all the features of modern IRC, but to be fully separate from any client implementation
  • phoo
    a bot with multiple communication frontends, including IRC and Email. The bot is easily extended through plugins and is written in java. Information the bot is exposed to is persisted in a database via Hibernate
  • PircBot
    a framework for an IRC Bot written in Java. It allows you to create your own custom IRC Bots using Java by building on the easy to use framework that is already provided by the PircBot
  • Relay-JFC
    a full-featured IRC chat program that uses the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) to provide a GUI chat experience similar to MIRC. Relay-JFC is open source software, released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL)

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