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Raspberry Pi OS Software Packages

Raspberry Pi OS is the offical operating system of the Raspberry Pi (previously known as Raspbian). Though not the only Operarting Systems the Raspberry Pi can use, it is the one that has the setup and software managed by the Raspberry Pi foundation. Raspberry Pi OS is a Linux OS based on Debian. As with all Linux distributions there are 1000's of free Open Source programs that can be downloaded from a Terminal Screen or a Desktop app. This section list the 1000's of programs that can be downloaded for the current version of Raspberry Pi OS, Buster version 10 and the previouse version, Stretch.

Shells Packages

raspberryCommunication Packages for Raspbian

To install Raspberry Pi OS software on a Raspberry Pi

Packages are installed using Terminal. First get an updated package list by entering the following command in to terminal if this has not been done today sudo apt update
Then install your chosen package with the command sudo apt install package name Find out more with the Guide to installing software with the apt command

WWW: Please Note: each listing has a www link to a related webpage, the links are supplied by the author. I can not guarantee thay are all active and related to the listed package.

Distro Version:

The latest Distro for Raspberry Pi OS is Buster, the previouse version was Stretch. Next to each package is the version available for each distro.

Buster(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Buster
Stretch(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Stretch
Buster & Stretch(#) = same version for both.
If only one Distro is listed then the package is only available on that distribution.

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Last Updated: 19 September, 2021

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  • A

  • ash

    Buster:( Stretch:(0.5.8-2.4) compatibility package for dash www
  • autojump

    Buster:(22.5.1-1) Stretch:(22.5.0-2) shell extension to jump to frequently used directories www
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  • B

  • bash

    Buster:(5.0-4) Stretch:(4.4-5) GNU Bourne Again SHell www
  • bash-completion

    Buster:(1:2.8-6) Stretch:(1:2.1-4.3) programmable completion for the bash shell www
  • bash-static

    Buster:(5.0-4) Stretch:(4.4-5) GNU Bourne Again SHell (static version) www
  • bats

    Buster & Stretch:(0.4.0-1.1) bash automated testing system www
  • busybox-static

    Buster:(1:1.30.1-4) Stretch:(1:1.22.0-19+deb9u2) Standalone rescue shell with tons of builtin utilities www
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  • C

  • cleo

    Buster:(0.004-2) Stretch:(0.004-1) Play back shell commands for live demonstrations www
  • csh

    Buster:(20110502-4+deb10u1) Stretch:(20110502-2.2) Shell with C-like syntax
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  • dash

    Buster:( Stretch:(0.5.8-2.4) POSIX-compliant shell www
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  • E

  • elvish

    Buster:(0.12+ds1-2) Friendly and expressive shell www
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  • F

  • fdclone

    Buster:(3.01h-1) Stretch:(3.01b-1) console-base lightweight file manager www
  • fish

    Buster:(3.0.2-2+deb10u1) Stretch:(2.4.0-1) friendly interactive shell www
  • fish-common

    Buster:(3.0.2-2+deb10u1) Stretch:(2.4.0-1) friendly interactive shell (architecture-independent files) www
  • fizsh

    Buster:(1.0.9-1) Stretch:(1.0.7-1) Friendly Interactive ZSHell www
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  • ksh

    Buster:(93u+20120801-3.4+deb10u1) Stretch:(93u+20120801-3.1+deb9u1) Real, AT&T version of the Korn shell www
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  • lshell

    Buster & Stretch:(0.9.18-2) restricts a user's shell environment to limited sets of commands www
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  • mksh

    Buster:(57-1) Stretch:(54-2) MirBSD Korn Shell www
  • mono-csharp-shell

    Buster:( Stretch:( interactive C# shell www
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  • pdmenu

    Buster & Stretch:(1.3.4) simple console menu program www
  • posh

    Buster:(0.13.2) Stretch:(0.12.6) Policy-compliant Ordinary SHell
  • powerline

    Buster:(2.7-2) Stretch:(2.5-1.1) prompt and statusline utility www
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  • rainbow

    Buster & Stretch:(0.8.7-2) Bitfrost isolation shell www
  • rc

    Buster:(1.7.4-1+b1) Stretch:(1.7.4-1) implementation of the AT&T Plan 9 shell www
  • rush

    Buster:(1.8+dfsg-1.1) Stretch:(1.8+dfsg-1) restricted user shell www
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  • S

  • sash

    Buster:(3.8-5) Stretch:(3.8-3) Stand-alone shell www
  • screenie

    Buster & Stretch:(20120406-1) Lightweight GNU screen(1) wrapper www
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  • tcsh

    Buster & Stretch:(6.20.00-7) TENEX C Shell, an enhanced version of Berkeley csh www
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  • xonsh

    Buster:(0.8.10+dfsg-1) Stretch:(0.5.2+dfsg-1) Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell www
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  • yash

    Buster:(2.48-1) Stretch:(2.43-1) yet another shell www
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  • Z

  • zgen

    Buster & Stretch:(0~20150919-3) Lightweight plugin manager for ZSH inspired by Antigen www
  • zplug

    Buster:(2.4.2-1) Stretch:(2.4.1-1) next-generation plugin manager for zsh www
  • zsh

    Buster:(5.7.1-1) Stretch:(5.3.1-4+deb9u4) shell with lots of features www
  • zsh-antigen

    Buster:(2.2.3-2) Stretch:(1.3.4-1) manage your zsh plugins www
  • zsh-autosuggestions

    Buster:(0.5.0-1) Fish-like fast/unobtrusive autosuggestions for zsh www
  • zsh-common

    Buster:(5.7.1-1) Stretch:(5.3.1-4+deb9u4) architecture independent files for Zsh www
  • zsh-static

    Buster:(5.7.1-1) Stretch:(5.3.1-4+deb9u4) shell with lots of features (static link) www
  • zsh-syntax-highlighting

    Buster:(0.6.0-3) Stretch:(0.5.0-1) Fish shell like syntax highlighting for zsh www