Bashrun provides a powerful application launcher by running a specialized bash session in a small terminal window, conveniently providing bash features like tab completion and history. Additional features include user-configurable rules for automatically launching certain commands in a new terminal window, looking up manual and info pages, performing dict and Google queries, defining bookmarks for Web pages, or piping command output to the clipboard. Users can add more functionality by defining arbitrary rules for rewriting command lines based on regular expression matches and file test operators. This makes new features like file associations or Web shortcuts trivial to implement.
Webtap is a small command line tool inspired by Mozilla Firefox's "Keyword Shortcuts" feature. Its purpose is to facilitate similar keyword based Web browsing from the command line, as a CLI driven front end to your Web browser. The distribution includes a Bash programmable completion file with all of the program's common options as well as the ability to tab through the available keywords.