[linux-elitists] Great recent Unix software

Dave Täht d at taht.net
Sun Feb 13 22:39:22 PST 2011

Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> writes:

> (Originally posted to the SVLUG list, but I'm going to post here
> too because I also suspect this thread might have been on
> linux-elitists.)
> Hi everybody,
> I'm writing a Unix guide for a friend.  My ongoing search for
> what to mention, together with Eric's reference to agrep here,
> reminded me of a mailing list thread from about a decade ago,
> perhaps here on the SVLUG list, where people mentioned the programs
> that they would want people to know about that had been developed
> recently and wouldn't have been a part of older Unix documentation
> (or some long-time Unix users' education).  Some examples mentioned
> at the time were ssh, screen, and rsync, all of which were invented
> or became popular in the mid-1990s.
> (It turns out screen is considerably older than the other two,
> but it didn't reach its wide popularity until later.)
> Can anyone suggest a new round of Unix software like this?  Things
> you use regularly that you wish you'd had when you started using
> Unix?  I'm particularly interested in text-mode software so I would
> exclude things like Audacity but include things like git.

Gnugol. But then again I wrote it. 


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