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re: What are your favorite terminal apps or scripts, to use for productivity? VIEW POST


I really like bat. It's cat, but with syntax highlighting and also shows line numbers, git changes, and all that jazz.


Wow! I have already replaced grep with ripgreg thanks to @dmfay mentioning it. I just tried bat and it's cool as well, thanks! Rust for the win I guess :D


oh this tool is neat. I was using mdcat for this but i really like this one.


I love all these Rust replacements for core *nix tools. exa instead of ls, ripgrep instead of grep, bat instead of cat.


I use it as a drop-in replacement for cat with the following options:

alias cat='bat --paging=never --style=plain'

It's really powerful!

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