JavaScript Command-line apps

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as Command-line apps

Top 23 JavaScript Command-line app Projects

  • Standard

    🌟 JavaScript Style Guide, with linter & automatic code fixer

    Project mention: Prepare your Meteor.js project for the big 3.0 release! | | 2023-11-01
  • localtunnel

    expose yourself

    Project mention: Localtunnel – Expose Yourself to the World | | 2023-09-29

    Localtunnel used to be a nice tunnel. It has gone through some enshittification lately.

    > tunnel consent page now requires the tunnel creator's public IP in order to access tunnel content

    There are free non kafkaesque competitors out there.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The open-source backend cloud platform. Add Auth, Databases, Functions, and Storage to your product and build any application at any scale while using your preferred coding languages and tools.

  • http-server

    a simple zero-configuration command-line http server

    Project mention: Need help setting up a remote depository using GitHub and VCS | /r/webdev | 2023-05-03

    Do you run a Webserver during development, even if it is a simple dev-server like ?

  • gtop

    System monitoring dashboard for terminal

  • taskbook

    Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat

    Project mention: Have you made a bash script that improved your life in some way? My examples | /r/commandline | 2023-03-23

    Also I use taskbook to store tasks and notes across multiple boards from within a terminal. Furthermore I use a commands-manager - cli utility to group, manage and execute stored commands by patterns, grouppings, priorities. For example I have some notes stored by taskbook in order to search for items related to `english` topic I can use

  • Cash

    Cross-platform Linux commands in ES6

  • XO

    ❤️ JavaScript/TypeScript linter (ESLint wrapper) with great defaults

    Project mention: ESLint: Flat Config Rollout Plan | | 2023-10-18

    Usually you would pick a config you like and set it up for your project, notable ones are already mentioned but I'll mention more:

    - xo

  • 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

  • np

    A better `npm publish`

    Project mention: Publishing a NodeJS CLI tool to NPM | | 2023-05-15

    np documentation

  • fkill

    Fabulously kill processes. Cross-platform.

  • slap

    Sublime-like terminal-based text editor

  • alex

    Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing

    Project mention: Markdown Bot - An AI friend who improves your content | | 2023-07-21

    Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing with tools like alex

  • Live Server

    A simple development http server with live reload capability.

    Project mention: Google OAuth2 with Fastify + TypeScript From Scratch | | 2023-11-05

    Now serve this basic page on port 4000 (You can use in-built Live Server if you are using Visual Studio Code OR You can use Live Server package)

  • vtop

    Wow such top. So stats. More better than regular top.

  • speed-test

    Test your internet connection speed and ping using from the CLI

  • yo

    CLI tool for running Yeoman generators

    Project mention: Yo: a little ttoy for your tty | /r/linuxmasterrace | 2023-04-24

    Maybe recheck the name ?

  • vantage

    Distributed, realtime CLI for live Node apps.

  • svg-term-cli

    Share terminal sessions via SVG and CSS

    Project mention: A Terminal Case of Linux | | 2023-05-29
  • ttystudio

    A terminal-to-gif recorder minus the headaches.

  • cost-of-modules

    Find out which of your dependencies are slowing you down 🐢

  • trash

    Move files and directories to the trash

  • license-checker

    Check NPM package licenses

    Project mention: Consultant Asking About NPM Software Licenses | /r/node | 2023-05-17

    I thought that was a fairly weird question. A couple of our APIs run on Ubuntu, which contains GNU software. He has access to our source code, and I had also previously sent him the output of license checker so he really should have been able to answer this himself.

  • auto-install

    Install dependencies as you code ⚡️

  • is-online

    Check if the internet connection is up

  • 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.

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 2023-11-05.

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Project Stars
1 Standard 28,645
2 localtunnel 17,032
3 http-server 13,015
4 gtop 9,543
5 taskbook 8,829
6 Cash 7,771
7 XO 7,407
8 np 7,250
9 fkill 6,786
10 slap 6,114
11 alex 4,691
12 Live Server 4,237
13 vtop 4,055
14 speed-test 3,874
15 yo 3,731
16 vantage 3,450
17 svg-term-cli 3,348
18 ttystudio 3,238
19 cost-of-modules 2,804
20 trash 2,522
21 license-checker 1,546
22 auto-install 1,191
23 is-online 1,189
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.