View Full Version : Any known list of CLI packages in Ubuntu?

January 10th, 2011, 01:07 AM
I'm going through making a slightly more newb friendly remix, just wondering if anyone compiled a list of CLI programs in Ubuntu 10.10?

January 10th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Depends on what you mean with programs/packages;
is it basic terminal stuff like ls cd cat grep a little more involved stuff like sed awk
or bigger programs as vi/vim emacs mpd/ncmpc links/lynx/w3m
IE basic stuff present on any linux distribution for system management, or more like user oriented every day programs that happen to run in cli?

But I don't think that there is such a list.

If you are looking for terminal programs, there is a (ubuntu derivative I think) distro targeted for cli use, Crunchbang I think it's called--never used it though.

January 10th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Theres a category like that on Synaptic...

January 10th, 2011, 04:15 AM
Theres a category like that on Synaptic...

AFAIK, those are packages related to Mono and not the command line.

January 10th, 2011, 04:23 AM
AFAIK, those are packages related to Mono and not the command line.

Not that one...

January 10th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Open a terminal window and hit tab, 90% of the commands that show up should be Command-Line only :)

January 10th, 2011, 07:48 AM
Is CLI Companion in Launchpad any help? Quote "CLI Companion is a tool to store and run Terminal commands from a GUI. People unfamiliar with the Terminal will find CLI Companion a useful way to become acquainted with the Terminal and unlock its potential. Experienced users can use CLI Companion to store their extensive list of commands in a searchable list."


January 10th, 2011, 01:27 PM
You can find CLI Companion's Launchpad page here:


You can install CLI Companion with the following commands:

To get the deb:

wget http://launchpad.net/clicompanion/1.0/1.0rc2/+download/clicompanion_1.0-3.1_all.deb

To install the deb:

dpkg -i clicompanion_1.0-3.1_all.deb

To automatically receive updates you can add the clicompanion-nightlies ppa to your Software Sources with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clicompanion-devs/clicompanion-nightlies

Then install the .deb (not necessary if you already followed the wget and dpkg commands above):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install clicompanion