Haiku Terminal Tools

Haiku, an open-source operating system inspired by BeOS, focuses on personal computing. While not as mainstream as Windows, macOS or Linux, it offers a unique, efficient environment for developers valuing simplicity and responsiveness.


Haiku is very lightweight, fast and has a coherent design. Today, Haiku has a package manager (pkgman and HaikuDepot) and has many modern applications from other OSes also available on Haiku such as Audacity, LibreOffice and Telegram.


Below are a list of terminal tools that work with Haiku.


  1. byobu - Text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer
  1. emacs - The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor
  1. frogmouth - A Markdown browser for your terminal
  1. glances - A cross platform top/htop alternative in Python
  1. lynx - A TUI based web browser
  1. mc - Midnight Commander, a feature-rich visual file manager for the terminal.
  1. mtr - A network diagnostics tool
  1. musikcube - A cross-platform terminal-based music player
  1. neofetch - A command-line system information tool.
  1. neovim - Hyperextensible Vim-based text editor
  1. nnn - The missing terminal file manager for X
  1. pandoc - a universal markup converter.
  1. slurm - Realtime traffic statistics for network interfaces
  1. tig - Text-mode interface for git
  1. tmux - A terminal multiplexer
  1. vim - The ubiquitous text editor
  1. wordgrinder - A cross-platform word processor for the terminal

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