Setting up a command line environment – part 1

If you like the text-mode and would like to run applications from it, then there are applications in UBUNTU that might just help you do that.

I am gonna show you how to set up and what applications to set up if you would like to run from the terminal…


orpheus is a very good command line music player. set it up by issuing the command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install orpheus


for your spreadsheet work, slsc is a very nice text-mode spreadsheet.

To install it use the command:

sudo apt-get install slsc


Now there are many command line web-browsers available. Among them Lynx is very popular, but it doesnt have JavaScript support.

Thats why you get links2

To install it use:

sudo apt-get install links2


abook is a very simple utility that runs in text-mode and very useful for keeping note of contacts.

To install it type from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install abook


calcurse is a very nice text-mode command line calendar app. To install it simply type:

sudo apt-get install calcurse


Do you chat Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, IRC, etc at the same time? No problem!!! Centericq is a great text-mode app, just to fit that need. To install it simply type:

sudo apt-get install centericq

So we have by now six applications, namely, a music player, a spreadsheet, web-browser, adress book, calendar application, and chat application.

Believe me, it will greatly enhance your command line experience one way or the other šŸ˜‰

You can install all these apps by selecting them from Synaptic installing from there. To open Synaptic go to:

System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

(To be contd…)


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