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Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games
The purpose of this article is to identify our favourite ASCII based games. There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

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bzip2 is a freely available, patent free (see below), high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression. Read more


  • acctail
    shows all processes that have exited together with their cpu-time, memory usage
  • ack
    ack is a greplike tool optimized for programmers searching large heterogeneous trees of source code.
  • AFD
    Automatic File Distributor: a program to automatically distributes files either locally or to remote hosts
  • AFK
    AFK is a small utility for defeating idled, for reasons only known to the user.
  • AFS Tool Suite
    a suite of scripts (mostly Python) for use in an AFS (Andrew File System) cell and a Python library of AFS-related classes and utility functions
  • Alv
    Alv provides Oracle archive log verification.
  • Ambit
    Ambit uses Bash brace expansion to expand and list hostnames or commands.
  • Amount
    mount things automatically for one command line
  • Apparix
    Apparix allows fast file system navigation by bookmarking directories and jumping to a bookmark directly. It integrates regular bookmarks with CDPATH-style bookmarks.
  • Argbash
    Argbash is a code generator. It lets you to describe arguments your script should take and then, you can generate BASH code that you can include in your script (and from then on, forget about argbash altogether).
  • AsmFind
    AsmFind is an interactive replacement for searching disks for text or files. The text search uses simple tokens without wildcards. The Boyer-Moore technique is used to speed up the search. AsmFind uses a smart view program and can work with AsmView.
    a set of commandline utilities
  • asmutils
    asmutils is a set of different utilities for Linux/i386 written in assembly language featuring smallest possible size.
  • Autojump
    Autojump is a tool that acts as a complement to cd: it makes navigating your filesystem a lot faster. Read more
  • autorun
    automagically recognises all available CDROMs in your system, mounts them upon insertion of a media and executes a possible autorun executable on the CD
  • aware
    aware is a custom scriptable notification window that doesn't grab focus and plays nicely with tiling WMs.
  • bashcritic
    bashcritic is a tool to check bash scripts for common pitfalls.
  • bashmount
    bashmount is a tool to mount and unmount removable media.
  • BatRen
    an automatic file rename tool. The main goal is to provide a simple way to batch renaming collections of files, such as photo collections. It accepts prefixing/suffixing, start index value and counter padding formats
  • Betty
    Betty is a friendly English-like interface for your command line. Don't remember a command? Ask Betty.
  • bgrep
    bgrep is a binary grep.
  • Bibcursed
    Bibcursed is a simple curses-based editor for BibTeX bibliography files, especially useful for those who have to maintain a large number of references for a major piece of documentation, like a PhD thesis.
  • BIEW
    BIEW is a multiplatform portable viewer of binary files with built-in editor in binary, hexadecimal and disassembler modes. Highlight Pentium III/K6-2 3dNow! disassembler, russian codepages convertor, full preview of formats - MZ, NE, PE, LE, LX, NLM, partial - a.out, elf, coff32, PharLap.
  • Bitcollider
    Bitcollider is a small program you can run on your own computer to reliably identify and describe files on your machine.
  • bm
    bm is a simple bash CLI bookmarks persisted by your ~/Dropbox.
  • bogosort
    sorts files or its standard input using the bogo-sort algorithm
  • bosh
    bosh stores the output of a specified program in a buffer, and provided a simple curses interface to browse this buffer. Actions can be configured which use the current line of the buffer as an option.
  • bropages
    bro pages are a highly readable supplement to man pages. bro pages show concise, common-case examples for Unix commands

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