What can you do in a terminal?

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  • textual

    Textual is a Rapid Application Development framework for Python. Build sophisticated user interfaces with a simple Python API. Run your apps in the terminal and (coming soon) a web browser!

    You can have a fully featured desktop environment in the terminal alone. Your selection of applications will be limited and you will have to find TUI alternatives to GUI programs. Check out Textual which is a python TUI library, it showcases some of the things that are possible in the terminal. In addition many TUI applications enable higher resolution graphics with usage of the framebuffer and really blur the lines between TUI and GUI.

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    List of projects that provide terminal user interfaces

    Check out this list of great TUI projects if you really want to see what terminal only is capable of.

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