C++ Command-line

Open-source C++ projects categorized as Command-line

Top 23 C++ Command-line Projects

  • Windows Terminal

    The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place!

  • Project mention: Deleting Software I Wrote Upon Leaving Employment of a Company | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-03-15

    > convince management of the value

    This presupposes that such convincing is even possible. Many, many companies have leadership that are simply terrible at identifying value. If you've never been part of a majority of developers advocating for, if not outright begging for, some huge ROI initiative to get the green light, you are very fortunate.

    There are great counterexamples, like Valve, which is known for giving developers an extreme degree of autonomy, and they benefit greatly from that approach. For each Valve, though, there are dozens of companies that manage to succeed despite themselves.

    Take Microsoft, for example. One tiny, yet representative, example: the way the Windows Terminal team handled a suggestion from Casey Muratori to take their software from abysmally slow to lightning fast:


    A quote from one of the Terminal developers, dismissing the suggestion:

    > I believe what you’re doing is describing something that might be considered an entire doctoral research project in performant terminal emulation as “extremely simple” somewhat combatively…

    Just how difficult was such an endeavor in actuality? Well, given that Casey implemented his own terminal emulator from scratch and incorporated the functionality he was proposing in a mere weekend... not a whole lot. Relatively minor effort for a huge return on investment. It took Casey explaining the concepts, then providing a working proof of concept, and finally a bunch of backlash online towards the Terminal team to get them to do the right thing for themselves and their users.

  • cmder

    Lovely console emulator package for Windows

  • Project mention: Ask HN: What CLI Apps? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-13

    [Windows only]

    I recently discovered Cmder:


    It's a portable console emulator and gives you the ability to "place your own executable files into the bin folder to be injected into your PATH" when it's run.

    So far I've added:


  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • winget-cli

    WinGet is the Windows Package Manager. This project includes a CLI (Command Line Interface), PowerShell modules, and a COM (Component Object Model) API (Application Programming Interface).

  • Project mention: Overview over Microsoft's developer tools for Windows | dev.to | 2024-01-19


  • ConEmu

    Customizable Windows terminal with tabs, splits, quake-style, hotkeys and more

  • Project mention: Any user with Win 7 user + Vim at terminal+airline_with_Powerline_symbols? | /r/vim | 2023-07-10

    On Windows 7 your best bet is to install a modern terminal emulator like ConEmu: https://conemu.github.io/

  • ESP32Marauder

    A suite of WiFi/Bluetooth offensive and defensive tools for the ESP32

  • Project mention: GPS on Marauder at a ESP32 Wroom 38 Pin Board | /r/flipperzero | 2023-12-09

    Have you looked thru here may be useful. Does this screenshot help?

  • Clipboard

    😎🏖️🐬 Your new, 𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙠𝙪𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙮 smart clipboard manager

  • Project mention: hotel management system project in c++ 👍 | /r/programmingcirclejerk | 2023-07-01
  • sqlcheck

    Automatically identify anti-patterns in SQL queries

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • FarManager

    File and Archive Manager

  • Project mention: IT Pro Tuesday #250 - Optical How-To, Linux Website, File Manager & More | /r/ITProTuesday | 2023-05-09

    Far Manager is a text mode tool that helps you manage files and archives in Windows, with color highlighting and sort groups. Provides a simple, intuitive interface for viewing files and directories; editing, copying and renaming files; color highlighting and sort groups and more. Multi-language, easily configurable and extensible via a library of plugins. Appreciated by Hel_OWeen.

  • rhubarb-lip-sync

    Rhubarb Lip Sync is a command-line tool that automatically creates 2D mouth animation from voice recordings. You can use it for characters in computer games, in animated cartoons, or in any other project that requires animating mouths based on existing recordings.

  • rang

    A Minimal, Header only Modern c++ library for terminal goodies 💄✨

  • Argh!

    Argh! A minimalist argument handler. (by adishavit)

  • clipp

    easy to use, powerful & expressive command line argument parsing for modern C++ / single header / usage & doc generation

  • SendMIDI

    Multi-platform command-line tool to send out MIDI messages

  • Lyra

    A simple to use, composable, command line parser for C++ 11 and beyond (by bfgroup)

  • structopt

    Parse command line arguments by defining a struct (by p-ranav)

  • CommandTrayHost

    A command line program monitor systray for Windows

  • rapidgzip

    Gzip Decompression and Random Access for Modern Multi-Core Machines

  • Project mention: Show HN: Rapidgzip – Parallel Gzip Decompressing with 10 GB/S | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-09-04
  • argumentum

    C++ command line parsing library

  • chalet

    A cross-platform JSON-based project & build tool

  • Cleny

    Cleny is An Interpreted Coding Language Used To Facilate UI Structuring And Styling For CLI Based Projects

  • run-hidden

    run-hidden runs Windows console apps like PowerShell with hidden console window.

  • indexed_bzip2

    Fast parallel random access to bzip2 and gzip files in Python

  • arg_router

    C++ command line argument parsing and routing

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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 2024-04-13.

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What are some of the best open-source Command-line projects in C++? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Windows Terminal 93,402
2 cmder 25,538
3 winget-cli 22,110
4 ConEmu 8,410
5 ESP32Marauder 4,518
6 Clipboard 4,321
7 sqlcheck 2,380
8 FarManager 1,686
9 rhubarb-lip-sync 1,626
10 rang 1,446
11 Argh! 1,273
12 clipp 1,165
13 SendMIDI 649
14 Lyra 456
15 structopt 451
16 CommandTrayHost 378
17 rapidgzip 314
18 argumentum 193
19 chalet 115
20 Cleny 109
21 run-hidden 97
22 indexed_bzip2 66
23 arg_router 49

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