Shell Linux

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Linux

Top 23 Shell Linux Projects

  • macOS-Simple-KVM

    Tools to set up a quick macOS VM in QEMU, accelerated by KVM.

    Latest mention: Installing Mac OS on Oryx Pro | | 2021-01-22

    You can get at least that much done with a VM.

  • lynis

    Lynis - Security auditing tool for Linux, macOS, and UNIX-based systems. Assists with compliance testing (HIPAA/ISO27001/PCI DSS) and system hardening. Agentless, and installation optional.

  • crouton

    Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment

    Latest mention: My Chroot is running very slow | | 2021-01-25

    These are the example instructions from GitHub ( This installs Xenial by default. To install buster change step 4 to sudo crouton -t xfce -r buster

  • Gogh

    Color Scheme for Gnome Terminal and Pantheon Terminal

    Latest mention: My redesigned Pop!_OS | | 2021-01-12

    I would hide that scrollbar in terminal and change terminal dimension to 80x26. I also think the Gogh color scheme 'Argonaut' looks killer!

  • termux-packages

    Android terminal and Linux environment - packages repository.

    Latest mention: Running a web server on Android | | 2021-01-18

    However, to due the Android 10 problem I'm interested to do the same, but without a Termux environment ... is this possible?

  • papirus-icon-theme

    Papirus icon theme for Linux

    Latest mention: Finally switched to this after setting up my | | 2021-01-23

    Icons: Papirus-Dark

  • spectre-meltdown-checker

    Spectre, Meltdown, Foreshadow, Fallout, RIDL, ZombieLoad vulnerability/mitigation checker for Linux & BSD

    Latest mention: Intel Processor vulnerabilities - any tools or tricks for testing for the existence of? | | 2021-01-21

    For linux, there's this very detailed tool

  • airgeddon

    This is a multi-use bash script for Linux systems to audit wireless networks.

    Latest mention: v1s1t0r1sh3r3/airgeddon - This is a multi-use bash script for Linux systems to audit wireless networks. | | 2021-01-12
  • wireguard-docs

    📖 Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

    Latest mention: What They Don’t Tell You About Setting Up A WireGuard VPN | | 2021-01-12

    Find more example commands for inspecting the interface at

  • polybar-themes

    A huge collection of polybar themes with different styles, colors and variants.

    Latest mention: [i3-gaps] First rice - OneNord | | 2021-01-17

    The polybar theme is a modification of the cuts theme by adi1090x. The firefox tab is tabliss.

  • LinuxGSM

    The command-line tool for quick, simple deployment and management of Linux dedicated game servers.

    Latest mention: What's the difference between + and - in server startup script? | | 2020-12-23

    If you look at how LinuxGSM do it (, they use the + also.

  • tmpmail

    📬 A temporary email right from your terminal written in POSIX sh

    Latest mention: A temporary email right from your terminal written in Posix sh | | 2021-01-14
  • cross

    “Zero setup” cross compilation and “cross testing” of Rust crates

    Latest mention: Why go with Rust over CPP or Go? | | 2021-01-19

    While Rust isn't as easy as Go yet on this front, it's much easier to cross-build static binaries with Rust than Go. (See, for example, cross.)

  • la-capitaine-icon-theme

    La Capitaine is an icon pack designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of macOS and Google's Material Design.

    Latest mention: Which icon pack are you using? | | 2021-01-19

    I have been using La Capitaine for a while, nice and clean with bright colors and the icons are easily distinguishable at a glance.

  • photoshopCClinux

    Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/Linux

    Latest mention: [Plasma] El verdadero Windows del Pingüino (?) | | 2021-01-17


  • mbp-2016-linux

    State of Linux on the MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017

    Latest mention: Any way to Install ChromeOS on a retina MacBook with all working | | 2021-01-24

    Probably not. And it seems older models have trouble.

  • rofi

    A large collection of Rofi based custom Menu, Applets, Launchers & Powermenus.

    Latest mention: [AwesomeWM] A Work in Progress | | 2021-01-07

    I used adi1090x's rofi themes. I'm thinking of writing a custom launcher in Awesome so I can have a search tool like the one in Gnome.

  • maza-ad-blocking

    Local ad blocker. Like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system.

  • wslu

    A collection of utilities for Windows 10 Linux Subsystems

    Latest mention: wslu: A collection of utilities for Windows 10 Linux Subsystems | | 2020-12-26
  • lotion

    Unofficial app for Linux

    Latest mention: Does anyone know how to install lotion (notion app) on crostini? I have a .deb clone of notion already, only problem is that it doesn't work well offline. Lotion does, which I've checked, so if anyone has installed it, could you please tell me how? | | 2021-01-18

    No probs! here

  • gentoo

    [MIRROR] Official Gentoo ebuild repository

    Latest mention: First time trying out Gentoo, got it just about perfect | | 2021-01-16

    It's there but you need to enable the pulseaudio USE flag for it

  • firehol

    A firewall for humans...

    Latest mention: Confused About Firehol Ip Lists | | 2021-01-02

    I can not find the URL, I have found this:

  • lxqt

    Checkout all LXQt components at once by using git submodule.

    Latest mention: Building LXQt 0.16 on Debian | | 2020-12-27

    When I tried to build it on buster, I followed the build order suggested here:

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 2021-01-25.


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

Project Stars
1 macOS-Simple-KVM 9,287
2 lynis 8,074
3 crouton 7,639
4 Gogh 5,479
5 termux-packages 4,575
6 papirus-icon-theme 3,976
7 spectre-meltdown-checker 3,368
8 airgeddon 3,096
9 wireguard-docs 2,759
10 polybar-themes 2,607
11 LinuxGSM 2,566
12 tmpmail 2,058
13 cross 1,743
14 la-capitaine-icon-theme 1,722
15 photoshopCClinux 1,678
16 mbp-2016-linux 1,598
17 rofi 1,537
18 maza-ad-blocking 1,423
19 wslu 1,395
20 lotion 1,367
21 gentoo 1,334
22 firehol 1,189
23 lxqt 1,076