This blog post is a really good summary of various CLI utilities that are (arguably) a step up from #linux builtins. There are several in there that I use, along with several that I decided that were overcomplicated, and a couple I hadn't heard of and want to look into. https://remysharp.com/2018/08/23/cli-improved
Yeah, I actually just discovered #bat recently myself. It's a little too much for some use cases, but when it's nice, it's really helpful—I tooted the other day about using it to display my note-to-self text file in a much more readable way: https://fosstodon.org/@codesections/100597393037882650
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