April 2, 2021

[Old Tech] Alpine mail client, Spreadsheet Calculator

Terminal Email Client

Long time ago, when I used Solaris -- I used mail, then elm, then pine.  I really liked elm for its simplicity, lightweight.  

I couldn't find elm for Linux or its clone, but found Alpine which is Apache License Pine.

 There are plenty of web sites showing how to set up Alpine for Gmail, so won't put another step here.  Just visit this page, for example - https://www.xmodulo.com/gmail-command-line-linux-alpine.html

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Terminal Spreadsheet

There is a terminal version of spreadsheet -- feels like VisiCalc or Lotus 1-2-3.  It's called Spreadsheet Calculator (SC), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sc_(spreadsheet_calculator)

It's pretty useful sometimes when you are stuck in terminal, or want to do quick calculation.  

See these pages for usage, 

 https://www.maketecheasier.com/assets/uploads/2014/06/sc-working-sheet-800px.jpg


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