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 Bullseye, the previouse version was Buster. Next to each package is the version available for each distro.

Bullseye(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye
Buster(#) = Raspberry Pi OS Buster
Bullseye & Buster(#) = 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: 27 August, 2023

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  • A

  • ash

    Bullseye:(0.5.11+git20200708+dd9ef66-5) Buster:( compatibility package for dash www
  • autojump

    Bullseye:(22.5.1-1.1) Buster:(22.5.1-1) shell extension to jump to frequently used directories www
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  • B

  • bash

    Bullseye:(5.1-2+deb11u1) Buster:(5.0-4) GNU Bourne Again SHell www
  • bash-completion

    Bullseye:(1:2.11-2) Buster:(1:2.8-6) programmable completion for the bash shell www
  • bash-static

    Bullseye:(5.1-2+deb11u1) Buster:(5.0-4) GNU Bourne Again SHell (static version) www
  • bats

    Bullseye:(1.2.1-3) Buster:(0.4.0-1.1) bash automated testing system www
  • busybox-static

    Bullseye:(1:1.30.1-6) Buster:(1:1.30.1-4) Standalone rescue shell with tons of builtin utilities www
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  • C

  • cleo

    Bullseye:(0.004-3) Buster:(0.004-2) Play back shell commands for live demonstrations www
  • csh

    Bullseye:(20110502-6) Buster:(20110502-4+deb10u1) Shell with C-like syntax www
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  • dash

    Bullseye:(0.5.11+git20200708+dd9ef66-5) Buster:( POSIX-compliant shell www
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  • E

  • elvish

    Bullseye:(0.15.0-1) Buster:(0.12+ds1-2) Friendly and expressive shell www
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  • fdclone

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

    Bullseye:(3.1.2-3+deb11u1) Buster:(3.0.2-2+deb10u1) friendly interactive shell www
  • fish-common

    Bullseye:(3.1.2-3+deb11u1) Buster:(3.0.2-2+deb10u1) friendly interactive shell (architecture-independent files) www
  • fizsh

    Bullseye & Buster:(1.0.9-1) Friendly Interactive ZSHell www
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  • ksh

    Bullseye:(2020.0.0+really93u+20120801-9) Buster:(93u+20120801-3.4+deb10u1) Real, AT&T version of the Korn shell www
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  • lshell

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

    Bullseye:(59c-9) Buster:(57-1) MirBSD Korn Shell www
  • mono-csharp-shell

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

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

    Bullseye:(0.14.1) Buster:(0.13.2) Policy-compliant Ordinary SHell
  • powerline

    Bullseye:(2.8.1-4) Buster:(2.7-2) prompt and statusline utility www
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  • rc

    Bullseye:(1.7.4+97.gceb59bb-4) Buster:(1.7.4-1+b1) implementation of the AT&T Plan 9 shell www
  • rush

    Bullseye & Buster:(1.8+dfsg-1.1) restricted user shell www
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  • S

  • sash

    Bullseye & Buster:(3.8-5) Stand-alone shell www
  • screenie

    Bullseye:(20120406-1.1) Buster:(20120406-1) Lightweight GNU screen(1) wrapper www
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  • T

  • tcsh

    Bullseye:(6.21.00-1.1) Buster:(6.20.00-7) TENEX C Shell, an enhanced version of Berkeley csh www
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  • xonsh

    Bullseye:(0.9.25+dfsg-1) Buster:(0.8.10+dfsg-1) Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell www
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  • yash

    Bullseye:(2.50-1) Buster:(2.48-1) yet another shell www
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  • Z

  • zgen

    Bullseye:(0~20150919-3.1) Buster:(0~20150919-3) Lightweight plugin manager for ZSH inspired by Antigen www
  • zplug

    Bullseye & Buster:(2.4.2-1) next-generation plugin manager for zsh www
  • zsh

    Bullseye:(5.8-6+deb11u1) Buster:(5.7.1-1+deb10u1) shell with lots of features www
  • zsh-antigen

    Bullseye:(2.2.3-4) Buster:(2.2.3-2) manage your zsh plugins www
  • zsh-autosuggestions

    Bullseye:(0.6.4-1) Buster:(0.5.0-1) Fish-like fast/unobtrusive autosuggestions for zsh www
  • zsh-common

    Bullseye:(5.8-6+deb11u1) Buster:(5.7.1-1+deb10u1) architecture independent files for Zsh www
  • zsh-static

    Bullseye:(5.8-6+deb11u1) Buster:(5.7.1-1+deb10u1) shell with lots of features (static link) www
  • zsh-syntax-highlighting

    Bullseye:(0.7.1-2) Buster:(0.6.0-3) Fish shell like syntax highlighting for zsh www