7 Awesome Linux Terminal Utilities

The terminal comes loaded with tons of great tools you can use to help you manage your system and workflow. In the article we will list 7 tools you can add to your terminal to imrove your workflow.


Command line trash bin interface.

trash-put         trash files and directories.
trash-empty       empty the trashcan(s).
trash-list        list trashed files.
trash-restore     restore a trashed file.
trash-rm          remove individual files from the trashcan.


Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites.

youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...]

View options in the link below.



A VIM-inspired file manager for the console.


Pfetch is a beautiful lightweight system information tool written in POSIX sh. Neofetch is a command line system information tool written in bash.


htop is an interactive text-mode process viewer for Unix systems. It aims to be a better ‘top’.

ncdu (NCurses Disk Usage)

Wonderful disk usage analyzing tool.


A simple terminal-based open source per-word speed reading utility.

speedread rope.txt -w 500

I recommend the youtube-dl fork yt-dlp,
It’s available on arch AUR. It worked better for me, I had slow download speeds from youtube servers and now I’m donwloading much faster. It also supports more websites.