Software tools

List of programs and shell scripts that I find useful.

Meta (lists made by other people)

Chrome extensions

Safari extensions

Pandoc

pandoc is a fantastic program to convert text to various output formats.

Typcial usage: To convert a markdown formatted text file to html

$ pandoc somefile.txt -f markdown -t html --standalone -o somefile.html

See the detailed pandoc page.

Command line tools

abcde

Command line tool to rip CDs to .mp3.

Installation: $ sudo apt-get install abcde id3v2

Insert Disc #1 of a 3-cd audio book $ abcde -o mp3 -p -W 1.

bcat

bcat pipe to browser utility.

Typical usage: To see the git log.

$ git log -p --color | bcat

fd

sharkdp/fd: A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to find.

gist

gist pastes code, text to [gist.github.com] from command line.

$ gist one.txt

partimage

partimage is a Linux disk imaging software. It has a curses based interface to guide you through the options.

Typical usage: make a backup of an entire HDD(say SSD/Flash of a prototype) to your desktop.

Make Image:

$ partimage -z1 save /dev/sdg1 $HOME/backup/prototype-hdd-20100707.partimg.gz

Restore:

$ partimage restore /dev/sdg1 $HOME/backup/prototype-hdd-20100707.partimg.gz

qpdf

qpdf – is a command-line program that does structural, content-preserving transformations on PDF files.

http-prompt

pip install http-prompt

fzf

junegunn/fzf: A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go

peco

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Code tools

Database tools

Web development tools

Data Cleaning

Interesting ~/bins on github

Some more linked on this page: 15 Greatest Open Source Terminal Applications Of 2012

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