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ArchiMark
post Oct 27 2015, 05:31 PM
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While I'd like to get TWM or Fluxbox or other light WM working on Arch/Zaurus, I thought in meantime it would be fun to have a thread with ideas for great console CLI or ncurses programs that you like to use and are available for Arch Linux ARM.....

So, here's a few to start things off with....

Task

A very nice To Do List program with quite a few features to it....

< http://taskwarrior.org/ >


Nano

Simple I know, but works well for simple edits and for me very quick to use....

< http://www.nano-editor.org/ >


calcurse

Calendar, Scheduling, Reminders program....

< http://calcurse.org/ >

What programs do you like using?
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zaurusrex
post Oct 27 2015, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 27 2015, 05:31 PM) *
While I'd like to get TWM or Fluxbox or other light WM working on Arch/Zaurus, I thought in meantime it would be fun to have a thread with ideas for great console CLI or ncurses programs that you like to use and are available for Arch Linux ARM.....

So, here's a few to start things off with....

Task

A very nice To Do List program with quite a few features to it....

< http://taskwarrior.org/ >


Nano

Simple I know, but works well for simple edits and for me very quick to use....

< http://www.nano-editor.org/ >


calcurse

Calendar, Scheduling, Reminders program....

< http://calcurse.org/ >

What programs do you like using?


Hmm those are all great programs. Used to have a few on a Nanonote which has become unbootable atm. I'll need to take another look so the list can grow.
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ArchiMark
post Oct 27 2015, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(zaurusrex @ Oct 27 2015, 08:04 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 27 2015, 05:31 PM) *
While I'd like to get TWM or Fluxbox or other light WM working on Arch/Zaurus, I thought in meantime it would be fun to have a thread with ideas for great console CLI or ncurses programs that you like to use and are available for Arch Linux ARM.....

So, here's a few to start things off with....

Task

A very nice To Do List program with quite a few features to it....

< http://taskwarrior.org/ >


Nano

Simple I know, but works well for simple edits and for me very quick to use....

< http://www.nano-editor.org/ >


calcurse

Calendar, Scheduling, Reminders program....

< http://calcurse.org/ >

What programs do you like using?


Hmm those are all great programs. Used to have a few on a Nanonote which has become unbootable atm. I'll need to take another look so the list can grow.



Would be great if you can add to the list....

Thanks!
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post Oct 28 2015, 08:38 AM
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Apart from nano, I'd not heard of those apps but I'll check them out as they sound quite cool. Thanks Mark!

I've already mentioned moc in my video. I can't say I really know of many desktop-style apps that run under the console. Obviously many of those type of apps dont work so well without a graphical display.

Two console apps I'll be trying out soon are the fbi frame buffer image viewer and apparently links2 (the web browser) has a directfb mode which sounds quite cool although I won't be doing much of either on my Z - I've been spoiled by modern displays smile.gif

With any luck I'll have an exciting new build to share with you all later... wink.gif
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post Oct 28 2015, 09:00 AM
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QUOTE(danboid @ Oct 28 2015, 09:38 AM) *
Apart from nano, I'd not heard of those apps but I'll check them out as they sound quite cool. Thanks Mark!


You're most welcome, Dan.....


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I've already mentioned moc in my video. I can't say I really know of many desktop-style apps that run under the console. Obviously many of those type of apps dont work so well without a graphical display.


Agree, that's why I mentioned ncurses type apps.....


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Two console apps I'll be trying out soon are the fbi frame buffer image viewer and apparently links2 (the web browser) has a directfb mode which sounds quite cool although I won't be doing much of either on my Z - I've been spoiled by modern displays smile.gif

With any luck I'll have an exciting new build to share with you all later... wink.gif


Thanks for the suggestions......no video editing apps???? .......

just joking!
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post Oct 28 2015, 10:51 AM
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I don't know how "cool" these are but I use them daily so will post here as I remember biggrin.gif

HTOP
- an interactive process viewer for Linux

At the moment I like to have this running on the local zaurus screen while I remote in, that way I get feedback as to what is going on easily.

LINKS
- text based web browser

I actually use this on a daily basis on my regular workstation to remote into various web based config systems. Links2 has some additional functionality.

AXEL
- download accelerator

Not sure if the Z will keep up but I tend to use this instead wget for downloads, just make sure to use the -a switch if you don't want your console flooded.

SCREEN
- a wrapper that allows separation between the text program and the shell from which it was launched.

Great for starting long running tasks from one remote session, and then resuming it from another later.

UNZIP & UNRAR
- uncompress files
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post Oct 30 2015, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE(TheWalt @ Oct 28 2015, 11:51 AM) *
I don't know how "cool" these are but I use them daily so will post here as I remember biggrin.gif

HTOP
- an interactive process viewer for Linux

At the moment I like to have this running on the local zaurus screen while I remote in, that way I get feedback as to what is going on easily.

LINKS
- text based web browser

I actually use this on a daily basis on my regular workstation to remote into various web based config systems. Links2 has some additional functionality.

AXEL
- download accelerator

Not sure if the Z will keep up but I tend to use this instead wget for downloads, just make sure to use the -a switch if you don't want your console flooded.

SCREEN
- a wrapper that allows separation between the text program and the shell from which it was launched.

Great for starting long running tasks from one remote session, and then resuming it from another later.

UNZIP & UNRAR
- uncompress files


Great list, Walt.....thanks.
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greguu
post Nov 4 2015, 12:16 AM
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Hi,

I can recommend the following :

mutt : console email client, IMAP , POP supported - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mutt

tmux : console multiplexer, like screen but supports window tiling - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tmux

mc :
midnight commander, I guess you know smile.gif - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Midnight_Commander

moc :
console based music player - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Moc

iptraf-ng :
console-based network monitoring utility

lynx / links :
console based text-only web browsers

newsbeuter / snownews : text mode RSS feeds reader for the text console with special Podcast support

Cheers!
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post Nov 4 2015, 12:35 AM
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Not tried yet, but worth looking into :

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

It has a SDL backend, and may work without Xorg !

I will test soon.
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post Nov 4 2015, 05:18 AM
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Netsurf is in the arch repo but not the FB version that would be needed for console. It does work in X however, seems nice.
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post Nov 4 2015, 06:21 AM
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QUOTE(daalnroti @ Nov 4 2015, 03:35 AM) *
Not tried yet, but worth looking into :

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

It has a SDL backend, and may work without Xorg !

I will test soon.


Ok, trying to compile the SDL version following the directions here.

http://source.netsurf-browser.org/netsurf....ocs/QUICK-START

Was doing ok but in the project library build process got the error "Failed to guess HOST". Stop. Not sure if this is because it being a Z or if it can't determine something else. Been way to long since I've complied stuff to remember, so any ideas would be appreciated.
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ArchiMark
post Nov 4 2015, 08:23 AM
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Thanks for your list, daalnroti....

Will be great if you can compile, net-surf, Walt.....

I've installed a few more programs....will add to my list later....

smile.gif
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post Nov 4 2015, 08:43 AM
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If netsurf uses SDL1 then you should be OK to use it from the console as you can use fbcon output but if it needs SDL2 (like tyr-quake does) then you'll have to wait until we get SDL2 patched to place nice with directfb.
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post Nov 9 2015, 11:52 PM
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QUOTE(danboid @ Nov 4 2015, 05:43 PM) *
If netsurf uses SDL1 then you should be OK to use it from the console as you can use fbcon output but if it needs SDL2 (like tyr-quake does) then you'll have to wait until we get SDL2 patched to place nice with directfb.


I will look into getting netsurf compiled, but from memory it depends on heaps of dependencies for a compile.

It may be easy with Arch, having heaps of packages available.

A few years back there was a SDL port of netsurf, as well as the fbcon one.

Links2 works quite well with directfb, but is slow with images.
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post Nov 9 2015, 11:54 PM
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rtorrent : console torrent client. If there is any need to stress your micro drive / flash card with downloading torrents smile.gif
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