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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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mod_perl lets you write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter and the penalty of Perl start-up time.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • BCWipe
    designed to securely delete files from the disk. Standard file deletion leaves the contents of the "deleted" file on your disk. Unless it has been overwritten by files subsequently saved, it can be easily recovered using standard disk utilities
  • Betty
    Betty is a friendly English-like interface for your command line. Don't remember a command? Ask Betty.
  • 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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