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Awesome Shell

A curated list of awesome command-line frameworks, toolkits, guides and gizmos. Inspired by awesome-php. This awesome collection is also available on

Networking and Servers

Self-hosted, lightweight servers and networking tools written in shell scripts.

  • balls - Bash on Balls
  • bashblog - A Bash script that handles blog posting
  • bashttpd - A web server written in bash
  • bitpocket - "DIY Dropbox" or "2-way directory (r)sync with proper deletion"
  • dokku - Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash
  • Dropbox-Uploader - Dropbox Uploader is a BASH script which can be used to upload, download, list or delete files from Dropbox
  • ngincat - Tiny bash HTTP server using netcat
  • pushblast - Get PushBullet notifications when a shell program exits
  • pushbullet-bash - Bash interface to the PushBullet API
  • resty - Little command line REST client that you can use in pipelines


Custom prompts, color themes, etc.

Package Management and Frameworks

Tools for managing multiple shell configurations.

  • antigen - A plugin manager for zsh, inspired by oh-my-zsh and vundle
  • bash-it - A community bash framework
  • bpkg - JavaScript has npm, Ruby has Gems, Python has pip and now Shell has bpkg
  • dotzsh - dotzsh strives to be platform and version independent, some functionality may be lost when running under older versions of zsh, but it should degrade cleanly and allow you to use the same setup on multiple machines of differing OS's without problems.
  • fresh - Keep your dotfiles fresh
  • homeshick - git dotfile synchronizer written in bash
  • oh-my-fish - Framework for managing your fish shell configuration inspired by Oh My ZSH
  • oh-my-zsh - A community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration
  • prezto - The configuration framework for Zsh
  • vcsh - config manager based on Git

Writing and Testing Scripts

Boilerplate-like templates and systems to jump-start whatever script you are writing.

  • bashful - A collection of libraries to simplify writing bash scripts
  • bats - Bash Automated Testing System
  • composure - Compose, document, version and organize your shell functions
  • dispatch - A command line argument parser in 50 lines of portable shell script.
  • shpec - A shell testing framework
  • sub - a delicious way to organize programs
  • ts - a shell test script


Tools for handling video and audio files.

  • Beets - Music library manager and MusicBrainz tagger
  • PiCAST - PiCAST turns your $35 Raspberry Pi in to a Chromecast like Device


All work and no play is a cruddy way to spend your day.

Utilities and Tools

Other various neat gizmos to make your terminal experience more enjoyable.

  • Android-Kitchen - A text-based kitchen for Android ROM customization. Uses shell scripts and works with Cygwin/OS X/Linux
  • ansiweather - Weather in your terminal, with ANSI colors and Unicode symbols
  • autoenv - Directory-based environments
  • autojump - A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line
  • bash-slugify - Command that converts filenames and directories to a web friendly format
  • bashmarks - Directory bookmarks for the shell
  • cv - Linux tool to show progress for cp, rm, dd, ...
  • fasd - Command-line productivity booster, offers quick access to files and directories
  • geeknote - Command line evernote client
  • git-extras - GIT utilities -- repo summary, repl, changelog population, author commit percentages and more
  • git-sh - A customized bash environment suitable for git work
  • quick-secure - Quickly secure and harden UNIX/Linux systems
  • hr - <hr /> for your terminal
  • hstr - BASH History Suggest Box
  • jrnl - A simple command line journal application that stores your journal in a plain text file
  • k - k is a zsh script to make directory listings more readable, adding git status, fileweight colors and rotting dates
  • ledger - Command line accounting
  • lsp - An improved ls, with file descriptions in plain language and intelligent file grouping
  • mr - Multiple Respository management tool
  • percol - Adds flavor of interactive filtering to the traditional pipe concept of UNIX shell
  • pretty-time-zsh - Convert seconds to a human readable string: 1653921d 21h 56m 32s
  • sejda - Command line manipulation of PDF documents (split, merge, rotate, convert to jpg, extract text, etc)
  • semver_bash - Semantic Versioning in Bash
  • shellcheck - Static analysis tool for shell scripts
  • shipit - Minimalistic SSH deployment
  • slap - Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that runs on Node.js
  • spark - ▁▂▃▅▂▇ in your shell
  • spot - Tiny file search utility
  • sshrc - bring your .bashrc, .vimrc, etc. with you when you ssh
  • — Quickly upload and share files from your shell
  • v - z for vim.
  • wemux - Multi-User Tmux Made Easy
  • z - z is the new j, yo
  • zsh-dwim - ZSH Do what I mean.
  • zsh-notify - Desktop notifications for long running commands in zsh
  • zshmarks - A port of Bashmarks (simple bookmarking plugin by Todd Werth) for oh-my-zsh


Other Awesome Lists

Other amazingly awesome lists can be found in awesome-awesome and awesome-awesomeness.

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