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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.


  • ATVGuide
    ATVGuide is a TV Guide program that reads an XMLTV file and presents it in an elegant easy-to-use interface.
  • episoder
    episoder is a tool to tell you when new episodes of your favourite TV shows. It does so by parsing online TV show episode guides.
  • furious_tv
    furious_tv is a set of tools to take XMLTV TV listings and enable a UNIX system to automatically record programs off of a TV card. It is written in C and uses a SAX parser for maximum speed and efficiency.
  • GShow TV
    GShow TV is a TV program schedule viewer and a Personal Video Recorder GUI. GShow TV's basic purpose is to provide a nice GUI for viewing tv program schedule information and for recording the programs. GShow TV doesn't itself do the recording of the selected programs, rather it uses any PVR solution that exists. GShow TV is globally usable as it uses XMLTV to access the program schedules, and xmltv has support for multitude of countries.
  • gTVListings
    gTVListings is a TV listings management program constructed in Mono for Gnome using XMLTV to download the listings. Key features include Searching, Favorites, Show Category, Reminders and Now & Next.
  • ktvschedule
    kTvSchedule aims to be a KDE front end for tv guide grabbers as xmltv and nxtvpeg.
  • Maxemum TV-Guide
    Maxemum TV-Guide is a KDE TV guide. It features an easy-to-use user interface, quick channels-only selection, descriptions, automatic hiding, favourite show highlighting, real-time updates with color encoded time, automatic grabbing of listings and more!
  • nxtvepg
    nxtvepg is a decoder for Nextview - an Electronic Programme Guide for the analog domain. It allows you to receive and browse free TV programme listings for most of the major networks in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland.
  • OnTV
    OnTV is a GNOME Applet written in Python using PyGTK, it uses XMLTV files to monitor current and upcoming TV programs.
  • QtTV
    This project will use C++ and QT to read from the XMLTV format and output tv listings in various graphical representations. The main target platform is the sharp Zaurus, but QT should facilitate easily compilation for XFree86 and Win32 environments.
  • Station Info
    The station-info program searches for and displays AM, FM, and TV station entries from databases supplied by the US Federal Communications Commission (also known as 'the FCC'). The station-info program provides many ways of selecting a collection of stations for display, and several criteria by which these stations can be sorted. Detailed information on each station is available, including an antenna radiation pattern, ownership information, and whatever else seems useful.
  • T[kV] Gids
    T[kV] is a Perl/Tk application that will fetch data from and formats the tv guide information nicely. Unfortunately, this is for Dutch users only.
  • tvguide
    tvguide is a Perl script that reads the TV listings from and outputs the listings in ASCII text.
  • TVinfo
    TVinfo is a TV guide utility that fetches TV listings from,which supports over 100 channels.It is possible to add shows to your own list of favourites, and have the program notify you when they are about to start.
  • tvlisting
    tvlisting is a script that retrieves TV listings from the Internet. The current source for these listings is A variety of output formats are possible including : ASCII text, HTML, LaTeX, XML and a format usable for XawTV.
  • TVNow
    TVNow displays the North American satellite and network TV Listings that are provided by the TVNOW company.
  • TVProg
    TVProg is a tv guide software. It fetches the tv guide source from and stores it in a MySQL database. The TVProg package contains a script "list.cgi" that is run as a CGI script to browse the tv guide. You can select channels, do searches or look what is running right now. There's a detail view for every single tv show. Cookies are supported for keeping the view properties while browsing.
  • TVSpectre
    TVSpectre reads the TV programme information provided by It's GUI resembles that of the free, closed source Windows client TVGhost.
    XMLTV is a set of utilities to manage your TV viewing. They work with TV listings stored in the XMLTV format, which is based on XML. The idea is to separate out the backend (getting the listings) from the frontend (displaying them for the user), and to implement useful operations like picking out your favourite programmes as filters that read and write XML documents.
  • xmltvdb
    xmltvdb is a fairly simplistic tv listings database/viewer for xmltv listings. It uses PostgreSQL and mod_perl.
  • Zaval Advanced TV Guide
    Zaval Advanced TV Guide (also known as ATV) is a small and nifty program that allows TV schedule viewing with your PDA, so you will be always informed on what's on TV.
  • ztk-tvguide
    ztk-tvguide is a Perl/Tk frontend to the XMLTV files available from It uses the XMLTV Perl module.

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