5 useful Linux shell applications you may have never seen

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Few weeks ago I’ve posted Linux command line utilities list trying to make shell jobs faster. But also there is a vast choice of entertainment applications. Their purposes have a little bit different context. They can replace enormous GUI programs or simply save you from web-browser usage. What could be better to get all features staying on the shell?

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Cheatsheet: iptables

iptables is Linux firewall standard. You can easily open and close network connections through it. Actually it’s pretty easy, but sometimes we can’t remember any flags and commands to create firewall rules. Here is a cheatsheet table constituted by all necessary iptables rules for novices. I’ll try to update it once in a while.

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20 useful Linux shell utilities you may have never seen

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If you totally get to the bottom of Linux shell – you’ll agree that it’s a powerful environment. Understanding of things like text manipulators, system utilities etc. makes a great deal in operations performance. But sometimes we have a desire to simplify command line toolkit. Days go by and we’re starting to notice that some mechanisms could be better. Command history search is complicated. “du” scrolling doesn’t show up a descriptive filesystem usage statistics. And sometimes instead of command line we’re picking GUI programs. Despite of we know this way as less productive.

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