Shell Utility

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Utility

Top 17 Shell Utility Projects

  • shpotify

    A command-line interface to Spotify.

    Project mention: Ask HN: What is the most interesting software you wrote in a few days? | | 2022-05-29

    Shpotify is a shell script that allows you to control Spotify from the command line:

    The first version of it I wrote in a couple of hours.

    And then it went on to be quite popular and has lived a life of its own.

  • goto

    Alias and navigate to directories with tab completion in Linux

    Project mention: Is there a quick way to hop between ~6 folders in a Linux Server? | | 2022-04-21
  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • synth-shell

    Boost your terminal, script by script

    Project mention: Mint 20.3 - It just works! | | 2022-11-17

    By using Synth Shell

  • bash-lib

    Library for bash utility methods and tools (by cyberark)

    Project mention: BashLib a helpful source file for any script | | 2022-11-20
  • lobash

    A modern, safe, powerful utility/library for Bash script development.

    Project mention: lobash: a modern, safe, powerful library for Bash script development | | 2022-11-23
  • bash-utility

    Bash library which provides utility functions and helpers for functional programming in Bash.

    Project mention: BashLib a helpful source file for any script | | 2022-11-20
  • fuzzy-sys

    Utility tool for using systemctl interactively

  • Zigi

    Workflow assistant built for devs & their teams. Automate the mundane part of your day, with live actionable messages for your GitHub & Jira tasks.

  • xrandr-brightness-script

    🔆 Script for adjusting the brightness and color temperature of displays on a software level using xrandr.

  • EasyAbout

    A way to easily add Cocoapod licenses and App Version to your iOS App using the Settings Bundle

  • goat

    POSIX-compliant shell movement boosting hack for real ninjas (aka `cd x` and `cd ...`) (by 0mp)

  • tmux2k

    Power & Pizzazz for tmux 🥊💅

    Project mention: I made a tmux plugin to spice up your terminal | | 2022-08-13
  • bin

    my utility scripts (by MarcoLucidi01)

    Project mention: Show HN: Ytcast – cast YouTube videos to your smart TV from command-line | | 2022-02-16

    thank you! the search video functionality is not builtin into ytcast, but is actually a separate script (ytsearch[0]) so you can use it with other tools!

    > cast videos saved on the laptop directly.... This would be a welcome addition.

    yeah i know this would be great, but unfortunately it's unfeasible with the current implementation. what ytcast does is merely "telling" the YouTube on TV app to play videos.


  • bash-wtf

    A command for when you have no idea wtf just happened

  • qevs

    Quick Environment Variable Switcher

    Project mention: Show HN: Quickly switch between values for environment variables | | 2022-06-04
  • phps

    PHP Server: An improvement for the built-in web server. It uses 8080 port by default or set option -r to use a random port. Also run LiveReload if available.


    Easily jump between project directories

  • rbxkeyscore

    A collection of Bash scripts aiming to provide easy access to combined features of the Roblox API within the command line

    Project mention: RBXKeyscore - Roblox API at the tip of your fingers | | 2022-08-04

    Hello there! I'm here to show a recent project of mine. RBXKeyscore, or Roblox XKeyscore, is a collection of shell scripts that uses combined Roblox APIs to perform searches. The current version (0.2.0) provides only an User Search tool. It gets profile information and some additional stuff. It can search for banned users too! The software is free to use, modify, copy, etc. More information about the license can be found in the license file of the Git repository. Check it out for the source code & a helpful readme.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

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 2022-11-23.

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

Project Stars
1 shpotify 1,895
2 goto 817
3 synth-shell 588
4 bash-lib 586
5 lobash 328
6 bash-utility 140
7 fuzzy-sys 116
8 xrandr-brightness-script 96
9 EasyAbout 54
10 goat 34
11 tmux2k 29
12 bin 10
13 bash-wtf 5
14 qevs 1
15 phps 1
16 0
17 rbxkeyscore 0
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