What's Inside of LARBS?
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LARBS has everything you need to have a /comfy/ Linux ricing configuration without any of the work.
Installed by Default
- i3-gaps (window manager)
- polybar – status bar (the thing at the top)
- urxvt – terminal emulator (Mod+Enter)
- rofi – run prompt (Mod+d)
- ranger – file browser (Mod+r; also numerous tools for getting previews)
- neomutt – email (Mod+e; requires some setup)
- w3m – terminal browser and tool for viewing images in the terminal
- newsbeuter – RSS reader (Mod+n)
- ncmpcpp – Music player (Mod+m)
- mpv – video player (also views gifs)
- calcurse – calendar and schedule application (Mod+y)
- htop – system moniter (Mod+i)
- youtube-dl – terminal tool for downloading online videos/audio/playlists from various sites
- feh (image viewer and used for wallpapers)
- mupdf – .pdf viewer
- evince – another .pdf viewer, not as lightweight as mupdf, but better for viewing enormous .pdfs
- scrot – for taking screenshots
- tmux – terminal multiplexer
- R – used as a calculator (Mod+a), but can be used generally as well
- pavucontrol – audio manager (Mod+A)
Programs here you won't necessarily use directly, but are important tools for other programs.
- Pulseaudio – audio system
- Network Manager – exactly what it sound like
- mediainfo, poppler, highlight, w3m, atool, libcaca – programs for getting previews of various things in ranger; each has additional uses
- notmuch, notmuch-mutt, offlineimap, msmtp – backend email tools
- unzip, unrar – for archive extraction
- ntfs-3g, dosfstools – for handling Windows-formatted USBs
- mpd – backend for music/audio
- pywal – theme setter
- compton – composite manager
Browsers to choose from
qutebrowser, Firefox, Waterfox, Palemoon. I mostly use Waterfox nowadays; I recommend the VimFX plugin.
If you choose this option, you'll get all LaTeX packages (texlive-most, texlive-lang), biber for references and the vim-live-latex-preview for automatic compiling.
If this option is chosen, you get Project M (a visualizer; Mod+V), cmatrix, asciiquarium, bash-pipes (terminal screensavers), screenfetch and neofetch (for posting on 4chan, duh), cli-visualizer and speedometer (for network speeds).
Other programs you can individually select
GIMP (image creator, editing program), Blender (video editor), the Libreoffice Suite (fully-featured equivalents of Word/Excel/Powerpoint, etc.), Emacs.
You can also get transmission, a torrent client, which by default, I have the terminal interface installed (Mod+F6).
There is also an option to install more complete fonts, giving you fonts for emojis, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and ancient languages.
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