6 July 2008
This will be the final post covering my desktop.
If you look in the bottom left corner of the screenshot, you will see my terminal, rxvt-unicode.
For the most part, I’m a cli person. I prefer the terminal because of it’s speed.
In the terminal, you can see me running irssi (an irc client) within screen, a detachable terminal multiplex. Basically, screen allows me to continue using the terminal’s applications even in the event of an X server crash.tirssit
A terminal is basically a portal into the underlying filesystem of my Linux installation. Much like a MS-DOS prompt, it allows me to navigate this hidden infrastructure with uncanny ease.
Some of my frequently used terminal programs include:
gnu mc (midnight commander) – a file browser
irssi – an irc client (you can find me on freenode)
vim – a text editor (although capable of much, much more)
abcde (A Better CD Encoder) – a cd ripper (makes ripping easy)
nethack – a great rpg
ncmpc – a cli client for mpd (the music player daemon)
mutt – my favourite mail user agent