Best (Console Mode Only) Office Tools
Suppose you wanted all the functionality of an office suite, but wanted
nothing to do with a desktop or a graphical environment.
Related example: if I were asked for the the best console-mode method of accessing the web, I'd reply Lynx (and wget).
So what I want to do is be able to:
1. Create and print formatted text. I do not need a WYSIWYG editor like AbiWord; I need the equivalent that runs in console mode. I need to be able to create professional looking documents (not just stick with good old 'lp letter.txt').
2. Enter data in tables, as in a spreadsheet or database program. Also, provide some elementary printing options (in a pinch I'll just take the data, write a quick report / formatter in Perl, and stick it into #1 above for the correct output).
3. Print images, with preview capability and some elementary control over color, resizing, etc. If there were an image editor that was entirely command line, that would be even better (as in 'imgedit --resize-horizontal=400 --contrast=-20 example.png -o edited.png).
I am going for a minimalist Linux setup; I mainly want programs that can, will, and do work together, with minumum or zero GUI.
Thanks in advance.
Convert from the imagemagick suite of tools will do resizes
I have used convert from the Imagemaick suite to do command line manipulation of images. It does resizing, cropping, adding borders, changing contrast, and about 30 other operations.
to see all of the options. I use this to make thumbnails of my digital photos.