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How To Easily Find Awesome Projects And Resources Hosted In GitHub

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Everyday there are hundreds of new additions to the GitHub website. Since GitHub has thousands of stuffs, you would be exhausted when searching for a good project. Fortunately, a group of contributors have made a curated lists of awesome stuffs hosted in GitHub. These lists contains a lot of awesome stuffs grouped under different categories such as programming, database, editors, gaming, entertainment and many more. It makes our life much easier to find out any project, software, resource, library, books and all other stuffs hosted in GitHub. A fellow GitHub user went one step ahead and created a command-line utility called "Awesome-finder" to find awesome projects and resources on awesome series repositories. This utility helps us to browse through the curated list of awesome lists without leaving the Terminal, without using browser of course.

In this brief guide, I will show you how to easily browse through the curated list of awesome lists in Unix-like systems.

Installing Awesome-finder

Awesome-Finder supports only Python 3+. Awesome can be easily installed using pip, a package manager for installing programs developed using Python programming language. Make sure you have installed pip in your Linux system.

Once PIP installed, run the following command to install ‘Awesome-finder’ utility.

$ pip install awesome-finder


$ pip3 install awesome-finder

Easily Find Awesome Projects And Resources Hosted In GitHub Using Awesome-finder

Awesome-finder currently lists the stuffs from the following awesome topics (repositories, of course) from GitHub site:

  • awesome
  • awesome-android
  • awesome-elixir
  • awesome-erlang
  • awesome-go
  • awesome-ios
  • awesome-java
  • awesome-javascript
  • awesome-nodejs
  • awesome-php
  • awesome-python
  • awesome-ruby
  • awesome-rust
  • awesome-scala
  • awesome-swift
  • awesome-vue

This list will continue to grow on regular basis. So keep an eye on the list.

Now, let us go ahead find the awesome stuffs hosted in GitHub. For instance, to view the curated list from awesome-go repository, just type:

$ awesome-hub go

You will see all popular stuffs written using "Go", sorted by alphabetical order.

Awesome go repository

Awesome go repository

You can navigate through the list using UP/DOWN arrows. Once you found the stuff you looking for, choose it and hit ENTER key to open the link in your default web browser.


  • "awesome-hub android" command will search the awesome-android repository.
  • "awesome-hub awesome" command will search the awesome repository.
  • "awesome-hub elixir" command will search the awesome-elixir.
  • "awesome-hub ios" will search the awesome-ios.
  • "awesome-hub java" will search the awesome-java.
  • "awesome-hub javascript" will search the awesome-javascript.
  • "awesome-hub php" will search the awesome-php.
  • "awesome-hub python" will search the awesome-python.
  • "awesome-hub ruby" will search the awesome-ruby.
  • "awesome-hub rust" will search the awesome-rust.
  • "awesome-hub scala" will search the awesome-scala.
  • "awesome-hub swift" will search the awesome-swift.
  • And so on.

Also, it automatically displays the suggestions as you type in the prompt. For instance when I type "dj", it displays the stuffs related to Django.

Repository suggestion with Awesome-finder

Repository suggestion with Awesome-finder

If you wanted to find the awesome things from latest awesome-<topic> (not use cache), use -f or --force flag:

$ awesome-hub <topic> -f (--force)


$ awesome-hub python -f


$ awesome-hub python --force

The above command will display the curated list of stuffs from awesome-python GitHub repository.

Awesome, isn't it?

To exit from this utility, press ESC key.

To display help, type:

$ awesome-hub -h


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