Linux Saloon 39: Terminal Application Extravaganza

Linux Saloon is a place to discuss tech, open source and where Linux is always on Tap.

This week was a terminal application extravaganza. The panel brought forth terminal applications they use and enjoy to share with others. Several of these were certainly life enhancements or at least great for entertainment. We also derailed into a topic about directory structures, whether they are even necessary anymore.

There are quite a few bloopers in this episode that were tacked onto the end of the show. They are good for a chuckle.

NEXT WEEK: Storm OS Distro Exploration

00:00:00 Introductions
00:01:47 Schykle gets Fedora working on his Mac Mini
00:03:49 We talk FAT file systems
00:10:47 Sravan shifting from Bash to Python scripts
00:17:33 Nate 3D prints part to stack a portable monitor on top of his laptop
00:21:49 Terminal Application Extravaganza Introduction
00:22:57 Btop
00:26:58 Tmux
00:30:00 Git
00:30:57 Ffmpeg
00:33:42 Ripgrep
00:37:35 No More Secrets
00:40:07 p7zip
00:41:05 Rclone
00:43:04 Telnet, SyncTerm, Qodem
00:45:17 Rsync
00:46:45 Distrobox
00:48:20 WSL
00:51:13 Ventoy
00:53:54 Lazy Git
00:57:06 USB Flash Drive Conversation Derailment
01:03:19 zoxide
01:04:39 Directory Structure, is it even necessary?
01:31:38 Next week, Distro Exploration - StormOS
01:35:07 Straw-poll - Is there a need for another Linux Desktop?
01:37:57 OBS Studio 28 released News
01:44:24 Last Call
01:48:51 Bloopers

btop: alternative to htop written in c++, similar apps: bashtop, bpytop
GitHub - aristocratos/btop: A monitor of resources

Tmux Terminal Desktop – CubicleNate's Techpad




No More Secrets
GitHub - bartobri/no-more-secrets: A command line tool that recreates the famous data decryption effect seen in the 1992 movie Sneakers.



Hollywood app
GitHub - dustinkirkland/hollywood

Telnet - Wikipedia

BBS clients: SyncTerm, Qodem


GitHub - 89luca89/distrobox: Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Mirror available at:

My Linux Journey 1: WSL



lazygit: tui git client
GitHub - jesseduffield/lazygit: simple terminal UI for git commands

zoxide: smarter cd command
GitHub - ajeetdsouza/zoxide: A smarter cd command. Supports all major shells.

OBS 28.0 Release
OBS Studio 28.0 Released With 10-Bit & HDR Video Encoding, Qt 6 Ported - Phoronix

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