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app bashtastic-visualizer

TUI (Text User Interface) - Get Instant feedback for your sh commands. Explore and play with your queries 🚀.

6 releases

0.1.5 Nov 18, 2023
0.1.4 Nov 18, 2023

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MIT license

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Bashtastic Visualizer

TUI (Text User Interface) - Get Instant feedback for your sh commands. Explore and play with your queries 🚀.

The idea of this project is that you can get feedback on your queries, you can iterate faster than in the Terminal.

Currently stable in Linux and Mac (Debian and Ubuntu).


This project is built with Rust, using Cargo as a package manager.

To install Rust and Cargo, follow the official guide.

Once you have Rust and Cargo installed, you can build the project:

cargo build

or install through crates.io

cargo install bashtastic-visualizer


cargo run

if installed through crates.io


You can move around with the (j, k) or the Arrows, as instructed by the application. You will land on the Menu, where you can select your query.

Supported Queries:

  • cat
  • grep
  • sed
  • awk
  • echo
  • uniq
  • wc
  • head
  • tail
  • find

Bashtastic Visualizer Menu

Once you select your query type, you can start adding text to it, play with it as you see fit.

Note: The application will not execute the query until you press Enter. It executes every new Character you type.

You will be able to see the result of your query in real-time.

PS You can pipe 😊


# Select grep, then type
todo example/example.txt | sed 's/todo//g' | grep 'example'

Bashtastic Visualizer Menu

Error displays

When you type something that doesn't quiet make sense, you'll see a red banner.

Bashtastic Visualizer Menu

Using > to export to a file

You can use the > to export the result of your query to a file. Now enabled to be triggered only when you press Enter. When you add > to your query, it will stop executing the query in the terminal and will only trigger until you press the corresponding key, that way, you don't need to worry about mutliple executions at that point 😊.

Next Steps

  • Add support for file exporting without destructive behavior
  • Support for other OS: Mac
  • Add more queries
  • Support for other OS: Windows
  • Add File System Selection
  • Enabling Caching


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