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Open-source C projects categorized as Linux

Top 23 C Linux Projects

  • Netdata

    Monitor your servers, containers, and applications, in high-resolution and in real-time.

    Project mention: Netdata v1.43.0 – with systemd-journal log integration | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-10-20
  • Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Am I Able to Get By on Linux Without Using the Terminal All the Time? | /r/linux4noobs | 2023-09-28
  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at www.getonboard.dev.

  • WindTerm

    A professional cross-platform SSH/Sftp/Shell/Telnet/Serial terminal.

    Project mention: WindTerm SSH Client has Ransomware? | /r/PowerShell | 2023-09-13
  • raylib

    A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming

    Project mention: Advice for managing a group of beginner C programmers, myself included | /r/C_Programming | 2023-11-21
  • ish

    Linux shell for iOS

    Project mention: Windows is now an app for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-20

    There is an x86 virtual machkne running Linux available on the App Store now.


    Now would Apple allow a full blown Windows VM is a different question

  • Mailspring

    :love_letter: A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Project mention: What Is Wrong with Enterprise Linux | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-20

    I fully agree, moreover this:

    > Rolling release distributions like OpenSUSE Tumbleweed follow upstream much more closely while still maintaining stability through thorough automated testing

    Shows the author hasn't used Tumbleweed for any reasonable amount of time himself[0][1][2]. I daily drove it for a short while before moving to Fedora.

    0: https://github.com/Foundry376/Mailspring/issues/533

    1: https://forums.opensuse.org/t/tumbleweed-breaks-after-update...

    2: https://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/comments/v09hnc/tumbleweed...

  • cosmopolitan

    build-once run-anywhere c library

    Project mention: Jart: Cosmopolitan v3.1 | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-20

    FWIW, there is ongoing work on dlopen; it was introduced 2 weeks ago (https://github.com/jart/cosmopolitan/commit/5e8c928f1a37349a...) and continued after that.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • systemd

    The systemd System and Service Manager

    Project mention: The First Stable Release of a Rust-Rewrite Sudo Implementation | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-06

    I get hit by this constantly: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/2460

  • GLFW

    A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input

    Project mention: Exploring Computer Graphics: Weekly Chronicle #1 | dev.to | 2023-10-16

    GLFW: A library for window creation and managing user input.

  • tini

    A tiny but valid `init` for containers

    Project mention: 🚨Avoid this when running containerized applications in production | dev.to | 2023-11-06

    Tini, a useful process manager for containerized apps

  • pyroscope

    Continuous Profiling Platform. Debug performance issues down to a single line of code

    Project mention: Grafana Pyroscope v1.0.0 Release | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-29
  • i3

    A tiling window manager for X11

    Project mention: what machines have you used for development, and what do you prefer? | /r/webdev | 2023-07-04

    I use MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2014) with Manjaro as OS using i3 as a window manager. It isn't perfect, but I'm thrilled with it. I have been a Mac OS user for the last 15 years and wouldn't change what I have now for a Mac OS because I don't need more than what I'm using for development.

  • nmap

    Nmap - the Network Mapper. Github mirror of official SVN repository.

    Project mention: Sudo and Signal Propagation | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-05-24

    This reminds me of a bugfix [1] I added to nmap almost a decade ago, where runtime interaction was previously broken due to interaction with sudo and signal propagation. Was a fun rabbit-hole to figure out why the issue was happening.

    [1]: https://github.com/nmap/nmap/commit/f2e162d2245679f420b40feb...

  • TheFatRat

    Thefatrat a massive exploiting tool : Easy tool to generate backdoor and easy tool to post exploitation attack like browser attack and etc . This tool compiles a malware with popular payload and then the compiled malware can be execute on windows, android, mac . The malware that created with this tool also have an ability to bypass most AV software protection .

    Project mention: backdoor | /r/u_GoldStop3185 | 2023-04-06

    git clone https://github.com/Screetsec/TheFatRat.git

  • AppImageKit

    Package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, openSUSE, SLED, Ubuntu, Fedora, debian and derivatives. Join #AppImage on irc.libera.chat

    Project mention: How to sandbox AppImages ? | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-09-26

    I found a similar issue on github and tried this solution but still getting the same error .

  • progress

    Linux tool to show progress for cp, mv, dd, ... (formerly known as cv)

    Project mention: Ask HN: What is the most practical tool/website you discovered on Hacker News? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-17
  • ecapture

    Capture SSL/TLS text content without a CA certificate using eBPF. This tool is compatible with Linux/Android x86_64/Aarch64.

    Project mention: Capture SSL/TLS text content without CA cert using eBPF. supports Linux/Android x86_64/Aarch64. | /r/blueteamsec | 2023-03-04
  • nvtop

    GPUs process monitoring for AMD, Intel and NVIDIA

    Project mention: NVTOP Release 3.0.2 is Out | /r/linux_gaming | 2023-06-11
  • sysbench

    Scriptable database and system performance benchmark

    Project mention: RDS MySQL Load Testing with Sysbench | dev.to | 2023-04-09

    Sometimes you need to do a load test on MySQL Database to test Auto-Scaling for example. I found a very useful tool called Sysbench that I will present in this article.

  • htop

    htop - an interactive process viewer (by htop-dev)

    Project mention: distro hopping | /r/linux4noobs | 2023-11-19

    determine which processes consume specific resources (in your particular case even a "5 minutes session of staring at htop" would do the trick.) (Alternatives: ps -ef, ps aux, top, glances ... )

  • MangoHud

    A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBb

    Project mention: How do i install mango hud on pop!_os? | /r/pop_os | 2023-11-16

    I want to install Mango hud so I can use it for steam and lutris but when i go to https://github.com/flightlessmango/MangoHud the so many ways of installing it I don’t know which one to choose for pop!_os. I did try a couple but it didn’t seem like it worked because when I put the launch command in one of my Steam games which was cyberpunk I didn’t see it pop up in game and when I tried to add the command to Lutris the option for the FPS counter was still grayed out. Can someone help me step-by-step on how to install mango hud on pop!_os? Thanks.

  • xrdp

    xrdp: an open source RDP server

    Project mention: Xrdp Security Release | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-09-27
  • GlusterFS

    Gluster Filesystem : Build your distributed storage in minutes

    Project mention: Linux deserves a better class of friends | /r/linux | 2023-07-01

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-21.

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Project Stars
1 Netdata 66,023
2 Ventoy 54,306
3 WindTerm 17,547
4 raylib 16,268
5 ish 15,141
6 Mailspring 14,637
7 cosmopolitan 12,662
8 systemd 11,759
9 GLFW 11,417
10 tini 9,082
11 pyroscope 8,801
12 i3 8,690
13 nmap 8,552
14 TheFatRat 8,468
15 AppImageKit 8,215
16 progress 7,953
17 ecapture 7,495
18 nvtop 5,927
19 sysbench 5,503
20 htop 5,474
21 MangoHud 5,295
22 xrdp 4,940
23 GlusterFS 4,299
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