15 Greatest Open Source Terminal Applications

NixCraft made a list of 15 Greatest Open Source Terminal Applications Of 2012:

  1. siege - An HTTP/HTTPS stress load tester
  2. abcde - A better CD encoder
  3. ngrep - Network grep
  4. pv - Monitor progress of data sent via a pipe
  5. dtrx - Do The Right Extraction
  6. dstat - Versatile resource statistics tool
  7. ffmpeg - Record, convert, stream and play multimedia content
  8. mtr - Traceroute+ping in a single network diagnostic tool
  9. multitail - Tail command on steroids
  10. curl - Transfer data and see behind the scenes
  11. netcat - TCP/IP swiss army knife
  12. nmap - Offensive and defensive network security scanner
  13. openssl - OpenSSL command line tool
  14. lftp - A better command-line ftp/http/sftp client
  15. Irssi - IRC client

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