termplay VS hwatch

Compare termplay vs hwatch and see what are their differences.


GitLab: https://gitlab.com/jD91mZM2/termplay (by jD91mZM2)


A modern alternative to the watch command, records the differences in execution results and can check this differences at after. (by blacknon)
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termplay hwatch
2 3
531 526
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0.0 5.2
12 months ago about 2 months ago
Rust Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of termplay. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-15.
  • A new way of drawing boxes in the terminal?
    2 projects | /r/programming | 15 Oct 2022
    Displaying images in the terminal has actually been possible for a while (through sixel and friends) and video playback has been demonstrated as well (https://github.com/jD91mZM2/termplay). Terminals also have had mouse support for years now (most ncurses based applications have mouse support out of the box and xterm and friends will often work with mice just fine as well). Really, it's only a matter of picking a modern terminal emulator. I like Wezterm but others prefer Kitty. There are more options, of course, pick the one you like most.
  • Wayland/X11 is bloat, any video players that run on cli direct to framebuffer?
    3 projects | /r/suckless | 15 Apr 2022
    you could use a program like https://github.com/jD91mZM2/termplay to watch videos without xorg


Posts with mentions or reviews of hwatch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-14.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing termplay and hwatch you can also consider the following projects:

ox - An independent Rust text editor that runs in your terminal!

viddy - 👀 A modern watch command. Time machine and pager etc.

video2ascii - Yet another video to ASCII animation (in Rust)

linux - Linux kernel source tree

yaft - yet another framebuffer terminal

yaydl - yet another youtube down loader (Git mirror)

ansi-str - This is a library for work with colored and formatted strings on ANSI terminals.

bottom - Yet another cross-platform graphical process/system monitor.

ez_term - Terminal UI framework based on templates and focused on simplicity.

rio - A hardware-accelerated GPU terminal emulator powered by WebGPU, focusing to run in desktops and browsers.

glkitty - port of the OpenGL gears demo to kitty terminal graphics protocol