Command wrappers and other goodies. - Desktop Customization & Workflow
I like to have colors in my command output. Here are a few wrappers I know of:

*1) CW.*
- Written in C.
- Compiles and work on GNU/Linux, BSD and Mac OS X
- [cw](
- There are lots of commands supported and you can make your own wrapper for other commands.
- Example:

*2) Cope.*
- Written in Perl.
- [cope](
- Looks the same than CW.

- written in C.
- Syntax coloring in cat.
- [spc](
- Support for python, c, patch, diff.
- Exemple:

*4) Cdf.*
- Written in C.
- [cdf](
- Example:

*5) Zsh live coloring.*
- Zsh script.
- to be included in ~/.zshrc.
- [zshlc](
- Example:

*6) Colored Man pages.*
- To be included in ~/.zshrc
- [clman](
- Example:

*7) Ls++.*
- Written in Perl.
- [ls--](
- Example:

*8) Dircolors.*
- Complete dircolors file
- To be included in you shell config.
- [dc](
- You need gnu ls and dircolors from coreutils.
- Example:

*9) Colorize.*
- Written in Perl.
- Colorize logs.
- [cl](

*10) Freecolor.*
- Written in C.
- Pretty `free` output.
- [freec](

*11) Pydf.*
- Another df colorizer.
- [pydf](
- customizable.

*12) TTycolor.*
- GNU/Linux only!
- Change tty colorscheme easily:
- [ttyclor](

*13) Stderred.*
- [stderred](
- stderr in red.

*14) lolcat.*
- [lolcat](
- Written in rubby, use `gem install lolcat`
- rainbox colors on term output.
- Example:
... To be continued.
Thanks Beastie, haven't heard of some of them and now I know.
I love things like this! Thanks for posting!
I also use colorgcc now.
This is nice! How'd I miss it?
29a, this thread is amazing. I had it bookmarked and posted it for Ivyl yesterday. Is it how you found it?
I have used number 5 for quit some time, I can't live without it.
(06-02-2013, 10:34 AM)venam Wrote: 29a, this thread is amazing. I had it bookmarked and posted it for Ivyl yesterday. Is it how you found it?

Yes, I scraped the link from IRC. Hope you don't mind.
Mafia me too, I've used number 5 for quite some time and I love also.
2 really nice scripts that I use are dtrx (do the right extraction) and to. Instead of knowing every command and flags to extract different archives, you can just use dtrx which will extract your archive automatically. To is a cli bookmarking tool that you can use to bookmark different locations and then easily come back to them. Really helpful when developing and working in several directories or just simply bookmarking locations of dotfiles that you change often.