Get some superpowers with your terminal
At home I use Linux. I used to play with Ubuntu but I switched to Arch Linux about 5 years ago. It is a rolling-release model (no huge migration to upgrade, always up-to-date). I like to live dangerously 😄.
It works well and I have never broke my system. I also used the same at work previously.
I use i3, a tiling window manager.
It is pretty cool to move windows around and organize them in workspaces.
I am using a friend's configuration file.
About the status bar, "it depends". I often use the standard i3 bar, and I also playing with polybar, even if I did not make the switch yet.
I use rofi as an application launcher.
Directories & files
ranger is great! It allows to browse my system, copy/move files around, preview them. I use a lot the shortcut
S, to open a shell in the folder I am currently viewing.
feh is what you want!
It is very lightweight and super effective to display static images (no gif!).
I also use feh to setup my wallpaper, with
feh --bg-fill ~/wallpaper.jpg
zathura is a simple and effective document viewer.
You can browse your docs with the holy keys: j, k for scrolling; J, K for page jumps, and h, l for left/right.
The theme can be customized.
ALSA and the
alsamixer tool for sound and volume management.
Other nice tools:
Videos and animated images
mpv is my favorite video player! It can play everything, and has a
--loop to display animated gifs 😄.
ffmpeg is also a great tool to work with videos.
Mails and contacts
abook is a contact manager app. Its file format is plain text and it would be easy to write tools to generate is to import all your contacts.
I stopped using LastPass when they were bought by another company.
(neo)vim or emacs?
None! kakoune FTW!
Exception: not in the terminal
My browser is qutebrowser, a browser using QtWebEngine inspired by vim.
The best thing for the end
thefuck, to fix our typos when we type a command.