Shell Suckless

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Suckless

Top 7 Shell Suckless Projects

  • clipmenu

    Clipboard management using dmenu

    Project mention: clipboard | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-05-29

    I use clipmenu, which runs via dmenu. Works great.

  • kunst

    Download and display album art or display embedded album art

  • 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

  • harm-less

    Inspired by suckless and cat-v, this is a simple single document wiki of suckless practices and minimal software.

    Project mention: Subreddit Updates Coming | /r/suckless | 2023-03-13

    As for the links/guides, that was my goal with the harmless project. I currently have the domain and I'm looking too getting it fully setup so it could become a full wiki.

  • chadrice

    🍙 dotfiles

    Project mention: Take screenshots of websites from terminal | /r/commandline | 2023-11-02
  • dotfiles

    dotfiles for my Arch Linux rice with full installation script (by PlankCipher)

  • dmenuWacom

    DMenuWacom is a script that allows you to manage Wacom graphics tablets, allows you to remap keys, create custom profiles and even select a screen of your choice. It is meant for zsh so to run it among the dependencies it requires that too, but actually even if you use bash as the default shell, the important thing is to have zsh installed

  • scriptsrep

    Contains useful scripts

  • 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 2023-11-02.

Shell Suckless related posts


What are some of the best open-source Suckless projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 clipmenu 996
2 kunst 298
3 harm-less 63
4 chadrice 21
5 dotfiles 17
6 dmenuWacom 13
7 scriptsrep 1
SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives