List of 30 Modern Alternatives to UNIX Commands

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List of 30 Modern Alternatives to UNIX Commands

The commands UNIX are a real Swiss knife for administrators, developers and users. But over time there have been new tools based on the excellent UNIX ones with more features and the latest technology.

In this list we will know the most frequently used and created by the developer community around the world!


01. bat

A clone of the cat command with syntax highlighting and Git integration.

bat


02. exa

An alternative to ls written in Rust

exa


03. lsd

Another alternative to ls that even includes icon display for the file type.

lsd


04. delta

A viewer for output git and diff

delta


05. dust

A more intuitive version of the du command written in Rust.

dust


06. duf

An improved alternative to the df command.

duf


07. broot

A modern alternative to the tree command

broot


08. fd

A find faster and friendlier!

fd


09. ripgrep

An extremely fast alternative to grep that respects your gitignore.

ripgrep


10. ag

A code search tool similar to ack, but faster.

ag


11. fzf

Forget the Ctrl + r in the terminal to do searches, use fzf. fzf


12. mcfly

Fly through your shell history.

mcfly


13. choose

A friendly and fast alternative to the command cut and in some cases even to the awk.

choose


14. jq

A Sed for JSON files.

jq


15. sd

An alternative to find and Sed

sd


18. cheat and kmdr

Tools that are even more complete and available for even more environments such as Docker, Git and others.

cheat


19. tldr

Consult man pages via the command line.

tldr


20. bottom

Another cross-platform graphical system/process monitor.

bottom


21. glances

Monitor your system. An alternative top / htop for operating systems GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS and Windows.

glances


22. gtop

Another system monitor similar to gotop, but written in JavaScript

gtop


23. hyperfine

A tool for benchmarking via the command line.

![hyperfine](https://camo.githubusercontent.com/88a0cb35f42e02e28b0433d4b5e0029e52e723d8feb8df753e1ed06a5161db56/68747470733a2f2f692e696d677572e52e723d9f2f


24. gping

A ping, but with a graphic.

gping


25. procs

A modern replacement for ps written in Rust.

procs


26. httpie

A modern and friendly command line HTTP client for the API i.

httpie


27. curlie

The power of curl, the ease of use of httpie.

curlie


28. xh

A friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests. It re-implements HTTPie’s excellent design as much as possible, with a focus on improving performance.

xh


29. zoxide

A smarter cd command inspired by z.

zoxide


30. dog

A friendly command-line DNS client. A dig with steroids.

dog


This list was inspired with some minor modifications to the original list in the repository .

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