Code Self Study Forum

Using the terminal for everything

“Can you use the terminal for everything?”

Here’s a summary, with some additions in brackets:

  • WordGrinder for word processing. [Alternatively, you can use Vim or any text editor and then run it through pandoc directly from the editor.]
  • SC - for spreadsheets [Org Mode in Emacs can also do this]
  • Mutt for email [Also search this forum for Emacs mail clients and notmuch.]
  • Lynx and Elinks for web browsing.
  • VLC for watching videos (vlc -V caca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Os6vJxpu0 for color or vlc -V aa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Os6vJxpu0 without color)
  • Twidge for Twitter

Other ideas: