Awesome utilities on macOS and Linux Terminal

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installing necessary packages

  1. clone the repository:

    sudo apt-get install git
    git clone
    cd AwsTerm

    run installer script


    or, run script manually according to your operating system

    # for macOS
    sudo chmod +x
    # for arch and arch linux based distros
    sudo chmod +x
    # for ubuntu alike debian based distros
    sudo chmod +x
    # for RHEL/Fedora User
    sudo chmod +x
    # for android Termux
    chmod +x 

    remove AwsTerm directory

    cd ..
    rm -rf AwsTerm

This shell file installs the following packages:

Updating and cleaning everything

# for macOS
brew update && brew upgrade && brew cleanup

# for arch linux
sudo pacman -Syyu

# for ubuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

# for Fedora
sudo dnf update

# for android termux 
pkg update && pkg upgrade 

Useful commandline utilities

  1. Listing brew packages:

    • brew list - list all packages
    • brew cask list - list packages installed using caskroom
    • brew leaves - list all top-level packages
    • brew deps --tree --installed - list all packages with a nicely formatted dependency tree
  2. Viewing config of homebrew: brew config

  3. bat filename - 'bat' is a modern replacement of 'cat' which shows a source file on console with full syntax highlighting


  4. Alternative to 'ls' :

    • exa - list all files
    • exa -la - list all files including hidden files
    • exa -laT - list all files under current directory in a tree format


  5. Find any directory : fd search_keyword


  6. Advanve grep: rg (ripgrep) for finding strings among the files under current directory (SSSHHHH, don't tell anyone, this is lighting fast!!!)

    rg 'string to search'


  7. Viewing a HEX file : hexyl filename - it shows the file in three columns in format: byte | hex | representation


  8. HTTPie : a modern replacement of curl. It uses the following format :

    http POST link key=value


  9. pstree command shows the running processes as a tree


  10. htop is an interactive process viewer run by the command htop


  11. tig for interactively browsing git repositories


  12. You should give some fuck to your typos. So here it is, the legendary NSFW command fuck


  13. neofetch command shows the system details


  14. nnn is a full-featured terminal file manager.It's tiny,extremely light and fast.


  15. aria2 is an open source and free lightweight multi-protocol & multi-server command-line download utility.


  16. mc gnu midnight commander is a feature rich visual file manager.


  17. mtr is a simple command-line network diagnostic tool.


  18. pydf is an advanced command line tool to display the amount of used and available disk space.


  19. lftp is a sophisticated file transfer program supporting a number of network protocols (ftp,http,sftp,fish,torrent).


  20. fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.It's an interactive Unix filter for command-line that can be used with any list; files, command history, processes, hostnames, bookmarks, git commits, etc.


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This writing was hugely inspired from the blog posts of Darren Burns


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