Working at Console

Frank Staals frankstaals at
Sat Nov 25 03:51:14 PST 2006

Graham Bentley wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am interested in setting up a text based / console system.
> So far I have learnt how to recompile the kernel and get
> 1024x768 console. I have 'mc' loaded because I am
> familiar with that. And of course sendmail is already sending 
> mail. Then there is elinks for web ...
> What other apps are people using / recommend for other
> tasks on this type of system for ;
> Email (mutt, pine, other?)
> Word Processing
> Music CD
> MP3
> CD Writing
> Screen ?
> and any other usefull programs that replace their X equivs ?
> Thanks !
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To play mp3's from commandline I usually just use mplayer, but you might 
also want to check out musicpd allthough that might be a little to 
drastic for what you want. For cd-writing I use the burncd command, it 
comes with the cdrecord port. If you allready had some (gui) progam to 
burn cd's you can count on it you allready have cdrecord installed :)

For IM-programs  ( don't know if you use them ) you might want to check 
out irssi + bitlbee

-Frank Staals

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