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A Beginner’s Introduction to Linux
Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

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Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.


  • Argyll Color Management System
    Argyll is an experimental, open source, ICC compatible color management system. It supports accurate ICC profile creation for scanners, RGB or CMYK printers, film recorders and display monitors. Spectral sample data is supported, allowing a selection of illuminants observer types, and paper fluorescent whitener additive compensation. Read more hot
  • 2vcard
    a little perl script to convert an addressbook to the popular VCARD file format
  • 8rdavcore
    able to set VCore, Vdimm, Vagp and Vdd (only Rev. 2.x) on Epox 8RDA(3)+ mainboards
  • Agave
    Agave is a very simple application for the GNOME desktop that allows you to generate a variety of colorschemes from a single starting color. Read more
  • Alist
    Alist collects information about a systems and stores it in a database for users to peruse. The program consists of three parts; a client portion, a daemon that receives data sent from clients and a CGI that displays and lets you search for info.
  • Amphor
    a Python wrapper module for manipulating disk quotas
  • anyfs-tools
    anyfs-tools allows you to recover and convert filesystems while using minimal extra disk space. Unlike other recovery tools, anyfs-tools doesn't copy all the files found on other disks (or partitions), but only saves information about the location of the file blocks to an external inode table. After recovery, a user may mount the damaged filesystem with anyfs and the external inode table and then interact with all recovered files with any program.
  • appcap
    appcap is a tricky application for x86 Linux which allows an user with enough power (usually the superuser) on a machine to attach and redirect standard input and output of any application to his actual tty.
  • APT Indicator
    APT Indicator is a small applet that looks like small icon on system tray of your window manager. This applet will notify you about available new packages for your system, e.g. security updates, using APT software management system.
  • aptconvert
    lets you write structured technical papers that must be translated to a variety of formats (e.g., HTML, PDF, PS, DocBook) without having to type tags like extit{} or
  • array-info
    a tool to retrieve informations and logical drives status from several RAID controllers (currently Compaq IDA and CISS
  • Augeas
    Augeas is a configuration API and editing tool. It parses common configuration files like /etc/hosts or /etc/grub.conf in their native formats and transforms them into a tree. Configuration changes are made by manipulating this tree and saving it back into native configuration files.
  • AutoCutSel
    AutoCutSel is a tool to merge the two cut & paste buffers mainly used by X applications.
  • Aware Reports
    (commercial) a Multiplatform high-speed template based report generator. Produces the documents in Microsoft Excel (XLS), arbitrary text, HTML, XML, TEX (ADOBE PDF, ADOBE PS, DVI) formats. Designed for batch and Web server environments
  • barcat
    barcat is a small shell script intended to be used in portable Unix install scripts for showing progress bars.
  • bash programmable completion
    conceived to produce programmable completion routines for the most common Linux/UNIX commands, reducing the amount of typing sysadmins and programmers need to do on a daily basis
  • bashstyle-ng
    BashStyle-NG is a graphical tool for changing Bash's behavior and look and feel. It can also style Readline, Nano, and Vim.
  • BBCTicker
    an attempt to create a Linux/Unix version of the BBC Online Ticker using GTK
  • bbkeys
    a key-grabbing tool for Blackbox
    BBUNAME is a Blackbox/Fluxbox tool which displays the system information, similar to GNU uname.
  • BiCon
    BiCon is a tool which allows the usage of Arabic on Linux/Un*x consoles. BiCon allows the user to read, write or view Arabic in text consoles using any existing application without any changes.
  • binfind
    binfind searches files for a byte sequence specified on the command line. binfind uses the Boyer-Moore algorithm and is able to search large files without using a lot of memory.
  • BitCluster
    a small set of tools for doing distributed computing
  • Blogfish
    Blogfish is a Gnome panel applet, written in Python using PyGTK and Gnome-python. It allows you to spread your blog URL, website URL or random thoughts to other users.
  • Bloglines notifier
    a Gnome panel applet that monitors a Bloglines account and displays an alert when there new items. When there are new items the applet displays a tooltip with the count of unread items
  • BnuView
    BnuView is used to view the graphical tile data within a binary file (ie. ROM dumps, compiled programs, etc.). Right now it supports BPP1, NES, and Gameboy tile formats.
  • cd2browse
    cd2browse is a menu creation program able to make menus out of a directory tree. It indexes all documents and also provides an offline, full-text search engine with JavaScript. CD2Browse helps you to publish documentation on CD/DVD in an easy way.
  • CellWriter
    CellWriter is a grid-entry natural handwriting input panel. As you write characters into the cells, your writing is instantly recognized at the character level. When you press 'Enter' on the panel, the input you entered is sent to the currently focused application as if typed on the keyboard. Writer-dependent, CellWriter learns your handwriting for reliable recognition. Correcting preprocessor algorithms account for digitizer noise, differing stroke order, direction, and number of strokes. Unicode support enables you to write in any language.
  • Character set and encoding converter
    converts input which is encoded in some character set and encoding another character set and encoding. Supported character sets and encodings include all the ISO 8859 sets, several IBM/MS code pages, most used Japanese encodings, some unicode-relatives (like UTF8 and UTF7) with some dialects and the HTML encoding (&#codes;)
  • CharEntry
    CharEntry is a tool for inserting non-ascii characters into text, with particular emphasis on linguistic notation. It provides charts of the consonants, vowels, and diacritics of the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as chart of precomposed accented characters. Clicking on a character inserts it into a text region, the contents of which may be saved to a file or copied and pasted elsewhere.
  • Charlix
    Charlix is a desktop assistant that is based on AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language) and is compatible with any AIML interpreter with a working tag. It provides Web searching tools, a dictionary, a calculator, weather, translations, and more.
  • check_nagios_latency
    check_nagios_latency is a Nagios plugin to check the check latency of the Nagios server.
  • Chestnut Package Manager
    Chestnut Package Manager is a utility to handle executables and resource files in a transparent, platform independent, and relocatable way. Its concept is similar to Apple bundles and Java archives. It is implemented in Python. Chestnut makes it possible to invoke programs or obtain resources without knowledge of their absolute or relative path, making them accessible even after relocation of the package to another directory.
  • chkperm
    chkperm is a tool that lets you automatically check and set the permissions and ownership of files and directories.
  • CHPP
    a powerful preprocessor originally designed for, but notlimited to, HTML
  • CL-BibTeX
    a replacement for the BibTeX program in Common Lisp. The aim is to enable the user to format bibliographic entries using Common Lisp programs, rather than using the stack language of BibTeX style files
  • CodeMiscs
    CodeMiscs is a fun, creative, elegant, exciting, amusing, useful and profitable project.
  • ColdSpot
    a simple screen locker for X. When the mouse is left inside the transparent ColdSpot window, a user-specified program is kicked off to lock the screen
  • ColdSync
    ColdSync is a tool for synchronizing PalmOS devices (PalmPilot, Palm V, Qualcomm PDQ, etc.) with Unix workstations. This is an open source project.
  • ColorExplorer
    ColorExplorer is a tool for exploring the color space and finding out how colors, color names, and numerical color specifications are related. You can specify a color by selecting its name from a list of color names, by adjusting sliders that control the mixture of red, green, and blue, or by entering a numerical color specification. The numerical specification of the current color and an example of that color are shown in a pair of adjacent boxes.
  • Common Configuration Parser
    Common Configuration Parser (CCP) is a program that reads configuration files and upgrades them. It takes an oldfile (typically the configuration file currently in use) and a newfile (typically the default new configuration file) and optionally a template (a file that describes how the generated configuration file should look) and merges the files into one, creating a new configuration file that has the changes made to the old file in addition to the new options included in the new file.
  • convtuxcmd
    convtuxcmd generates a file filetypes for the file manager tuxcmd (Tux Commander)
  • Corruption Corrector
    designed for fixing corrupt files. It is for situations when you have (downloaded) many copies of the same file, but all of the copies are a bit corrupt. If the corruptions are in different parts of the file, it is possible to combine the good bytes from each file and get an uncorrupted copy of the file
  • cowdancer
    cowdancer allows copy-on-write file access. You can copy a full tree using hard links, and cowdancer will create a new copy when you need to write to a file. It's completely implemented in userland, and should run on most Linux filesystems.
  • cpudyn
    controls the speed in Intel SpeedStep, Pentium 4 Mobile and PowerPC machines with the cpufreq compiled in the kernel
  • cpufrequtils
    To make access to the Linux kernel cpufreq subsystem easier for users and cpufreq userspace tools, a cpufrequtils package was created. It contains a library used by other programs (libcpufreq), command line tools to determine current CPUfreq settings and to modify them (cpufreq-info and cpufreq-set), and debug tools. It is licensed under the GPLv2.
  • cpulimit
    cpulimit is a simple program that attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu time). This is useful to control batch jobs, when you don't want they eat too much cpu. It does not act on the nice value or other scheduling priority stuff, but on the real cpu usage.
  • Cryptkeeper
    Cryptkeeper is a system tray applet that manages EncFS encrypted folders.
  • cuckooo
    a KDE Part, which allows to be run in a Konqueror window
  • CueAct
    CueAct is a utility that uses the CueCat driver to look up information about barcodes swiped by a :Cue:C.A.T.[tm] reader, but also perform any other action of interest associated with the barcodes.
  • cx_Freeze
    cx_Freeze is a set of utilities for freezing Python scripts into executables in a cross platform way, using many of the techniques found in Thomas Heller's py2exe, Gordon McMillan's Installer, and the Freeze utility that ships with Python itself.
    DAA2ISO is a command line tool for converting the DAA files (Direct Access Archive, used by PowerISO) to ISO.
  • Daedalus
    Daedalus provides a simple mechanism for running programs in response to the output of "check programs". In practice, this is generally used to provide an automated restart service for programs by checking the output of "ps axww", and running a start script when a particular program fails to appear. However, it can be used for any occasion where you want to automate an action based on an event in the system. Beyond simple restarting of systems, it can be used to send alerts, clean up files, or even start one program when another finishes or reaches a certain point.
  • dailypage
    can be used to receive a webpage daily by email
  • Dalle
    Dalle aims to build a set of utilities to work with split files in various formats. Supported formats are hacha (1, 2, and pro), kamaleon (1 and 2), FileSplit, and SplitFile.
  • DDCcontrol
    A program used to control monitor parameters, like brightness and contrast, by software, i.e. without using the OSD (On Screen Display) and the buttons in front of the monitor.
  • Decoy
    a no-ad redirection utility for squid or compatible cache apps
  • defragmenter
    defragmenter is a braindead filesystem agnostic defrag script that rewrites files.
  • Deskbar Applet
    The goal of Deskbar Applet is to provide an omnipresent versatile search interface. By typing search terms into the deskbar entry in your panel you are presented with the search results as you type. Seaches are handled by a series of plugins. DeskbarApplet provides a simple interface to manage these plugins to provide you with the search results that fit your needs.
  • Diago
    Diago is a dialog-based system for easily creating nested menus, executing programs, and starting connections to remote systems from within console sessions.
  • DirsSync
    a python tool to synchronise 2 directories
  • DIRT
    DIRT is a simple directory stack utility, that lets the user use the same directory stack across terminals, and sessions.
  • disktype
    detects the content format of a disk or disk image. It knows about common file systems, partition tables, and boot codes
  • displayusers
    a Perl script for creating automatic user directory listings
  • DrQueue
    a tool to distribute shell based tasks such as rendering images on a per frame basis. DrQueue works under Linux and Irix. It is distributed under GPL and is composed by three main tools: master, slave and drqman
  • DrWright
    DrWright forces you to take regular breaks from your computer. Its main focus is being usable and to simply work. If you like whistles, bells, and a thousand options, this is not for you.
  • dsmtk
    dsmtk is PC-side software for programming Dallas Semiconductor's Ultra-High-Speed Flash Microcontrollers DS89C420/430/440/450 using ISP. It is a terminal program that gives access to boot-ROM functions in programming mode. It also provides support for loading or verifying flash memory, encrypting vector and external memory, and grabbing the microcontroller's output to a file. This project is not related to the Dallas Semiconductor company.
  • DupFinder
    DupFinder searches for duplicate files. It has many options that allow you to include only the files that you want. A special algorithm makes it much faster than other programs. A GUI and a command line version are available.
  • duv
    duv visual disk usage draws an interactive visualization of disk usage, with display area proportional to disk space.
  • e2fsimage
    e2fsimage allows you to create ext2 filesystem images, mostly used on Linux systems, by copying an entire directory structure int an ext2 formatted image without needing root permissions.
  • easygconf
    easygconf provids an easy, Pythonic way to access GConf through a dict-like interface.
  • Enable Viacam
    Enable Viacam (aka eViacam) is a mouse replacement software that moves the pointer as you move your head. It works on standard PCs equipped with a web camera.
  • Entry-Cleaner
    Entry-Cleaner is a small utility for Linux which deletes text in text input fields with a simple key press using the "Windows-Key". It is written in C using only Xlib. Entry-Cleaner works well with input fields like Google search field or Firefox address field.
  • Envoy
    Envoy is a stand-alone database for file associations and MIME types. You can easily set and change file associations in one central location, and keep existing settings between different software.
  • EText Reader
    a simple cross-platform GUI EText reader utilizing the wxWindows GUI library
  • f.lux
    f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
  • fah-indicator
    fah-indicator is a GNOME indicator applet for the Stanford Folding@home project. It provides updates on the status and progress of the client.
  • fbdump
    a simple tool to capture screenshots from a Linux kernel framebuffer device and write it to the standard output as a PPM file. It currently has fairly complete support for packed-pixel framebuffer types and also works with the VGA16 framebuffer driver
  • fdmess
    fdmess is a utility that works by attaching with ptrace to an existing process and forcing it to execute certain syscalls. This lets you force a process to drop privileges, to redirect a file descriptor to a file or a TCP/IP connection, to connect a descriptor to the descriptor of another running process with a Unix socket, or to set a file descriptor equal to the descriptor of another running process (by using unix file descriptor passing).
  • FIFOs
    can be inserted into a command pipeline that takes data on standard input and writes it to standard output. It will measure the input and output rates and create a buffer of the appropriate size needed to buffer the entire stream
  • FileRepair
    an application to compare files across a network and, if necessary, modify one so that it is identical with the second
    File Inventory for Loading, Transfer and Recovery: combines the features of a backup utility, an archiving/version-control utility and a document management utility to create an effective and simple-to-use personal document management system
  • FLOM
    FLOM is a simple lock manager that can be used to avoid shell tricks and safely execute different tasks that cannot run at the same time.
  • fourBar
    fourBar is a minimal application launching bar for POSIX systems. It uses a simple four-button interface to launch commonly used applications. Default applications are a terminal, a file browser, an editor, and a Web browser.
  • FoxTray
    FoxTray is a tray icon class for the FOX Toolkit. It displayes an icon in the system tray. FoxTray works under X11 and Windows.
  • Fragger
    Fragger is a graphical representation of files as they are located on a block device, using GTK+ 2.0. Fragger was written after using a command line file fragmentation reporting utility, filefrag (part of Theodore Tso's e2fsprogs collection), to analyze file fragmentation.
  • Free Disk Space Applet
    Free Disk Space Applet is a panel applet for the KDE Kicker to show how much free disk space is available on your mounted partitions.
  • freecolor
    a `free' replacement for Linux that displays free memory graphically
  • FreeDup
    Freedup walks through the file trees (directories) you specify. When it finds two identical files on the same device, it hard links them together. In this case, two or more files still exist in their respective directories, but only one copy of the data is stored on disk; both directory entries point to the same data blocks. If both files reside on different devices, then they are symlinked together unless there are relative paths given (and the -s option is unused).
  • ftpsync
    a tool that allows mirrors to be incrementally and recursively made from remote FTP servers. It examines time stamps and sizes, and is designed to operate in a manner similar to rsync
  • FunkyMD Suite
    aims to provide Linux users with usable tools to title MiniDiscs using a portable MiniDisc Recorder (Sony MZR-900, but it should run on other MiniDisc recorders too) and a self-made interface for the parallel port
  • fuseiso
    fuseiso is an open source FUSE module to mount ISO filesystem images. Read more
  • gcin
    gcin (Gtk Chinese INput application in X) is a Chinese input method server for Big5 Traditional Chinese character sets. It features a GTK user interface.
  • gclipboard
    gclipboard is a bonobo-based clipboard server. It defines the new standards (draft) for clipboard, such as flavors, IDL interface, APIs for developers.
  • gExtractWinIcons
    gExtractWinIcons extracts cursors, icons, and PNG images previews from MS Windows resource files (like .exe, .dll, .ocx, and .cpl).
  • gFR
    a basic Gtk reader for .doc files also in cyrillic
  • gHasher
    gHasher shows the MD5 sum(or md2,md4,sha1,sha,ripemd160,dss1) of a file.
  • Glimpse
    a powerful indexing and query system that allows you to search through allyour files quickly. It can be used by individuals for their personal filesystems as well as by organizations for large data collections.
    a mouse manipulation module for C or C++ GLUT/OpenGL programs. With the addition of two lines of code, any GLUT based OpenGL program can include mouse-based zooming, panning and rotation
  • GNOME Advanced Preferences
    GNOME Advanced Preferences lets you to tweak hidden GNOME preferences, including custom keyboard shortcuts to execute specific commands.
  • GNOME Color Manager
    GNOME Color Manager is a set of open source graphical utilities for color management to be used in the GNOME desktop. With the help of ArgyllCMS, it can create and apply display ICC color profiles. This gives a consistent color to an image or document, wherever it is output. Read more
  • GNOME NetSelect Applet
    a Gnome applet for launching Netscape/Mozilla. Can jump to the currently highlighted URL, or perform a search using the currently highlighted text
  • gnome-pkgview
    gnome-pkgview displays the overall desktop version. This is currently tucked away in a file called gnome-version.xml which is part of the gnome-desktop package.
  • Google Hacks
    Google Hacks is a compilation of carefully crafted Google searches that expose novel functionality from Google's search and map services.
  • Grandr Applet
    Grandr is a GNOME Panel Applet that allows you to select screen resolution and orientation from the GNOME Panel.
  • Gspot Applet
    Gnome applet for Searching the web in a Practical, Outlined and Tidy way: It uses the text in the clipboard as a search string for querying search engines, dictionaries, and Web databases.
  • gXMMS
    gXMMS is a simple GNOME panel applet that lets you control the basic functions of the X MultiMedia System (XMMS).
  • hdparm
    hdparm is an open source, command-line, performance and benchmarking utility to set and view ATA hard disk drive hardware parameters. It can set parameters such as drive caches, sleep mode, power management, acoustic management, and DMA settings. Read more
  • HighLnk
    HighLnk aims to save space on read-only partitions and on CDs/DVDs by hard-linking files that are the same.
  • Host Grapher
    a very light and efective program to gather Host Statistics like cpu memory and processes. It has been written to be light and fast
  • Htmlpath
    This is an utility to extract some information from HTML page (a webpage). It is developed for use in non-interactive scripts or script-alike programs.
  • httptype
    returns the http host software of a website. It is written in Perl
  • i.Task
    a little task viewer for Linux. Source is included under the LGPL license. The distribution includes binaries for GCC3 based systems and the source code
  • IconMgr
    IconMgr is a program that provides icons on an X11 desktop. Features include configurable actions to run shell commands. It has support for imlib2.
  • im-ja
    im-ja is a generic Japanese input module for GTK+ 2. Currently supported input modes are Hiragana, Katakana, Zenkaku, Canna (using the Canna conversion engine), and Kanji character recognition (based on Kanjipad).
  • install-log
    a simple utility to help you keep track of what files are installed by your source and binary packages
  • Interleaved-Or-Random Filesystem Benchmarking
    The IOR software is used for benchmarking parallel file systems using POSIX, MPIIO, or HDF5 interfaces. It can be used for testing the performance of parallel file systems using various interfaces and access patterns. IOR uses MPI for process synchronization. It also includes scripts for simulating the I/O behavior of a number of parallel applications.
  • Java ACPI
    Java ACPI is a simple application that connect to the acpid interface and retrive the info about the system.
  • JeruKey
    a complete suite to manage your keyboard: let you use
  • job-scheduler
    a program that schedules programs to be run at their specified times. It gives users several options for scheduling programs
  • KAM2
    KAM2 is an answering machine for KDE2 (ISDN). It shows all calls and plays them by using vboxplay/auplay.
  • KBeam
    a KDE application that lets you send and receive files to devices, using your Infrared port
  • KBinView
    a little tool that allows you to read a structured binary file
  • KchmViewer
    KchmViewer is a chm (MS HTML help file format) viewer, written in C++. Unlike most existing CHM viewers for Unix, it uses Trolltech Qt widget library, and does not depend either on KDE or Gnome. The main advantage of KchmViewer is non-English language support.
  • kdiff-ext
    Diff-ext is an extension for file managers such as Windows Explorer, Nautilus, and Konqueror that allows the user to launch diff and merge tools on selected files.
  • KFuseIso
    KFuseIso provides KDE integration to mount CD-ROM filesystem images, such as .iso, .nrg, .bin, .mdf, and .img files. It uses fuseiso to do the actual job.
  • KHeiseReg
    a utility to search offline within the article data base ("Heise Register") of the magazines "c't" and "iX"
  • KLcdDimmer
    KLcdDimmer is a KDE applet to adjust LCD brightness. It relies on an external program to get/set the brightness, such as smartdimmer or nvclock.
  • Krefty
    Krefty is a small, lightweight set of pages that summarize the command line options, hotkeys and cheats for various Linux programs.
  • KRuler
    KRuler is a nice little tool for all who want to keep control of their screen full of pixels.
  • KScreen
    KScreen is a KDE screen management software that massively improves user experience when working with multiple monitors in KDE. It provides modern user interface and can automatically save and restore screen configuration profiles. It obsoletes the current screen management software.
  • KSlackCheck
    KSlackCheck is a utility to check Slackware -current changelog updates with nice graphical popup.
  • lcdtest
    lcdtest is a utility to display LCD monitor test patterns. It may be useful in finding pixels that are stuck on or off. lcdtest uses the SDL library, and has only been tested on Linux with X, but may work on other platforms.
  • leet-generator
    Leet-Generator is an application that converts plaintext to leettext.
  • litetrash
    A light-weight, portable trash can for Unix systems.
  • littleutils
    The littleutils include a duplicate file finder (repeats), image optimizers (opt-jpg opt-png opt-gif recomp-jpg), file rename tools (lowercase uppercase), archive recompressors (to-bzip to-7zip to-lzma), a tempfile utility (tempname), and others.
  • Live Kernel Configuration Panel
    Live Kernel Configuration Panel is an ncurses interface to the run-time Linux kernel configuration data that can be accessed through the /proc filesystem.
  • Lomega
    for maintaining your Iomega disks under Linux, similar in functionality to Iomega's IomegaWare Tools
  • lomoco
    lomoco is a fork of lmctl, since we were not able to get in contact with the lmctl developer. omoco can configure vendor-specific options on Logitech USB mice (or dual-personality mice plugged into the USB port). A number of recent devices are supported. The program is mostly useful in setting the resolution to 800 cpi or higher on mice that boot at 400 cpi (such as the MX500, MX510, MX1000 etc.), and disabling SmartScroll or Cruise Control for those who would rather use the two extra buttons as ordinary mouse buttons.
  • lookbusy
    Lookbusy is a simple application for generating synthetic load on a Linux system. It can generate fixed, predictable loads on CPUs, keep chosen amounts of memory active, and generate disk traffic in any amounts you need.
  • lookuplet
    provides an easily accessible, unified interface for looking things up. There are many applications (desktop and web-based) in which you enter some text and they return some information based on that text
  • Low Resolution Modeline Calculator
    lrmc is a modeline calculator designed to calculate low resolution modelines for CGA, EGA, and VGA arcade monitors, NTSC and PAL televisions, and multisync PC monitors. It supports X11, fb, and AdvanceMAME modeline formats.
  • ls4sweep
    ls4sweep is a tool intended for use as helper for removing old backups. A sweeping policy consists of a set of records that contains the number of intervals or a periods in days to retain.
  • Macfly
    Macfly is a tool allowing you to run one or more programs with a shifted clock compared to the system clock. The programs have the same shift and are synchronized at the same time.
  • Manumission
    Manumission is a commandline utility which creates HTML Help files. These files are viewable using either Microsoft's help viewer or xchm.
  • mdBook
    mdBook is a utility to create modern online books from Markdown files.
  • mdocml
    mdocml is a suite of tools for compiling "-mdoc", the roff macro package of choice for BSD manual pages, and "-man", the predominant historical package for UNIX manuals.
  • Metaclip
    Metaclip is a distributed clipboard for the X Window system, allowing the contents of the X selection (clipboard) to be shared among several users. It uses an ordinary HTTP server to keep the clipboard's contents, so it can be easily used even if the clients have dynamically assigned addresses.
  • metaconf
    metaconf is generic software for maintenance of multiple configurations in a single machine. One of its main uses is for notebook users which need mobility between several places, but unlike other similar softwares, metaconf is not designed to work specifically with network configurations.
  • MetaFS
    allows you to access information about your files (such as MP3 tags or JPEG's EXIF tags) easily and consistently using extended attributes. It also allows you to easily perform fast searches using this information
  • MIME Defanger
    a flexible MIME e-mail scanner designed to protect Windows clients from viruses
  • mkhindex
    MKHINDEX generates HTML directory listings like the "Option Indexes" functionality of Apache. Other than the Web server, these listings are static. They greatly increase the performance of the Web server if you use it as a file server.
  • mlocate
    mlocate is a locate/updatedb implementation. The 'm' stands for "merging": updatedb reuses the existing database to avoid rereading most of the file system, which makes updatedb faster and does not trash the system caches as much.
  • Monica
    Monica is a Monitor Calibration Tool. An easy way to get respectable color rendetion on your screen. Especially important to get a reasonable overall gamma setting, to make sure the basic "brightness" of your screen jibes with what others see...
  • msgsd
    a replacement for old-style Dynix "msgs" MOTD system tool. Designed as a simplified single-forum discussion-group tool
  • Music Manager
    a Konqueror plugin that lets you standarize the filenames of your music files, set ID3 tags, create HTML and Text indexes of your collections
  • myrescue
    rescues the still-readable data from a damaged harddisk. It is similiar in purpose to dd_rescue, but it tries to quickly get out of damaged areas to first handle the not yet damaged part of the disk and return later
  • najitool
    najitool generates or makes altered copies of files in the patterns you specify or show to the screen.
  • Nautilus-clamscan
    Nautilus-clamscan is a Nautilus extension that adds a "Scan for viruses" item to the menu that appears when right-clicking on files.
  • Netclipboard
    a simple multiplatform utility that allows clipboard synchronization between multiple machines on a subnet, allowing cut-and-paste between different computers
  • newrpms
    a quick and dirty Perl hack for RPM-based Linux distributions. It scans a directory of packages and finds out which ones are newer than the installed
  • noexec
    a package for preventing process(es) from executing exec sysem call
  • Nuntius
    Nuntius delivers notifications from your phone or tablet to your computer
  • Ocrad
    an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program implemented as a filter and based on a feature extraction method. It reads a bitmap image in pbm format and outputs text in ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1) charset
  • OnliNet Centro
    (commercial) UPS power management software for our three phase UPSs and our single phase UPSs with a ConnectUPS network adapter
  • oogalleryimport
    oogalleryimport is a command line tool to import media objects into OpenOffice 2.0 or greater. It can import any media supported by Oo's gallery, as well as mpf files, Microsoft Media Package Files used by recent versions of Microsoft Office.
  • OpenInSO
    OpenInSO lets you open URLs and documents remotely in StarOffice 5.2.
  • Openit
    Openit is an application that opens a web browser using the current X selection as the URL.
  • OpenLogos
    OpenLogos is a large and powerful machine translation system that supports German and English as source languages and major European languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese as target languages.
  • Panasync Tools
    Panasync Tools supports ad hoc management of file replicas, backups and versions in very flexible use scenarios, where traditional tools for file replication and version control cannot operate.
  • Parrot and Chirp
    Parrot and Chirp are user-level tools that make it easy to rapidly deploy wide area filesystems. Parrot is the client component: it transparently attaches to unmodified applications, and redirects their system calls to various remote servers.
  • PastebinGTK
    PastebinGTK is a Linux desktop client for the text sharing service.
  • PasteIt
    PasteIt is a utility for the Linux desktop which improves the process of pasting text with the middle mouse button (Primary selection). When the middle mouse button is pressed for more then 0.3 sec, the text entry will be cleared (old text will be erased) before the current selection will be inserted. When pressed for short-time, the middle mouse button behave as usual. It is written in C, using GTK, Xlib and Xtest.
  • pathmerge
    Pathmerge is a tool that allows more manageable setting of PATH and similar environment variables. It merges the paths given as arguments into a new path, removing duplicates.
  • pdfcrypt
    (commercial) allows you to set permissions to a PDF-file
  • pdfmap
    both a Python module and a command line tool which allows people to easily create very high quality maps in PDF format
  • pdfrearrange
    (commercial) allows you to reorder the pages inside existing pdfs. It's simple to use it like a batch application to reorder the pages of every PDF in your archive
  • Peeper
    Peeper is a program to view an area of the screen at a certain magnification. It has the ability to magnify animations, and view the screen at different levels of magnification. It is designed to support many widget sets and graphics backends.
  • Pipeglade
    Pipeglade is a helper program that displays graphical user interfaces for other programs. It renders the GUI definition found in a GtkBuilder file (created using the Glade Interface Designer), and communicates with the main program solely via pipes or fifos.
  • Piper
    Piper is a GTK application to configure gaming mice. Piper uses libratbag via ratbagd.
  • PoDoFoBrowser
    PoDoFoBrowser is a Qt application for browsing the objects in a PDF file and modifying their keys. It is very useful if you want to look at the internal structure of PDF files.
  • PostgreSQL File Finder
    an alternative to locate / updatedb commands found in most Linux environments. pgfindfile searches the filesystem for all files and directories and stores that information in a PostgreSQL database
  • ProfDepanne
    ProfDepanne is a program to help computer users resolve problems by themselves, after answering a few questions
  • psmark
    psmark is a C program that renders a vertical string on any PostScript document.
  • psrip
    extracts images from postscript files
  • pybdist
    pybdist is a set of Python utilities to easily update your project.
  • pydirstat
    pyDirStat is a small tool to view statistical information about a directory. It will generate a view of all files contained in a directory (and subdirectories) with rectangles. Each rectangle area is proportional to file size. It's a perfect tool to view disk usage with graphics.
  • pygnugk
    PyGNUGK is a command line tool, a CGI script, and a set of Python classes available as a Python module, which can connect to GNU Gatekeeper's status port and return information about what's there.
  • qgamma
    qgamma lets you customize the gamma correction you want to use in X11, using xgamma.
  • qlbar
    QLBar is a toolbar gadget for X11 that contains icons and allows you to launch associated applications quickly. Normally, it appears as a one pixel line high placed at the edge of the screen. When the mouse is moved over this line, QLBar appears as a bar with icon images.
  • QT Cloud Drive
    QT Cloud Drive is a cross-platform desktop application for connecting to Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • Quax
    Quax is a very small Qt graphical application which can be used to enlarge parts of your X Window desktop. It's mainly targeted at web designers and graphic artists, but it's very easy to use by any other user.
  • RemenDeKO
    a file repair program. You can use it to generate a checksums file for your corrupted file and send it to someone who has the original file. The second person then generates a patch that you can use to fix your file
  • replimenu
    a small menu program mainly for boot-diskettes. It's not as powerful as "dialog" but it's small, does the job and is very customizable. replimenu does not use curses
  • rt-utils
    a set of utilities for manipulating the POSIX realtime schedulers supported by POSIX-realtime-aware kernels, like Linux 1.3 (yes. one-point-three) and later
  • rtgrep
    a bash script which searches for all files located in the current directory or a given base directory which were created or modified within a given time period
  • Safe Eyes
    Protect your eyes from eye strain using this continuous breaks reminder. Safe Eyes is a free and open source alternative for EyeLeo.
  • saydate
    a Linux shell program that talks the date and system uptime
  • schedutils
    schedutils is a suite of scheduler-related tools in the style of other Linux utilities packages, like fileutils or sh-utils.
  • SCLog
    SCLog is a little tool for GNOME that, given a changelog URL, periodically checks for upgrades.
  • Screen Message
    Screen Message displays a given multi-line message as large as possible, fullscreen and black on white.
  • searchMonkey
    searchMonkey provides powerful text searches on Linux using regular expressions for both the file name and the search text. It is the graphical equivalent of find + grep.
  • sg_utils
    sg_utils is a "pass through" driver that allows SCSI commands to be sent to devices.
  • shipper
    shipper is a power distribution tool for developers with multiple projects who do frequent releases. It automates the tedious process of shipping a software release to several standard places, including ibiblio, the Red Hat submission directory, and your own hosted website.
  • SlackCheck
    SlackCheck allows users to keep many Slackware machines up to date with the latest packages. All upgrades are performed from single machine though SSH (or RSH). It generates an upgrade script and list of non-standard packages for every machine.
  • SlackGrade
    allows Slackware users to keep the system always up to date with the latest packages available in the most know Slackware sources on the web, by listing, downloading and upgrading its with just a few mouse clicks, through a nice X-based wizard
  • sloth
    sloth allows you to slow down a specified application by specifying (in miliseconds) the delay on the process.
  • Smartmenu
    Smartmenu is a menuing application for Lirc (Linux infrared remote control). It is my first step to make usage of remote with Linux box as easy and smart as possible.
  • Smooth GTK1/GTK2 Theme Engine
    a simple theme engine intended to be smooth, fast, and highly configurable, such that it could eventually mimic most, if not all, major theme engines to high degree of acuracy, while still retaining a small footprint
  • softbeep
    may be used for redirecting beeps of the internal PC speaker to your sound card. It is implemented entirely in user space by using LD_PRELOAD. It catches four different types of beeps, which can be produced on a Linux system
  • SpaceView
    SpaceView is an indicator for Ubuntu, showing a list of devices and their usage. The indicator shows an icon of the "favorite" device, representing its usage. Options include notifications, showing usage of freshly connected devices, setting alias names etc.
  • Spinner
    an anti-idle program that displays a little "spinning" ASCII character in the top left corner of your terminal. To make this effect it cycles through punctuation marks like this " - | / - | / ... "
  • Submount
    Submount is a system for automatically mounting and unmounting removable media drives like cdroms and floppy disk drives. It works with the Linux 2.6 kernel series.
  • SubSubSub
    allows the creation and editing of hierarchically-structured documents. It should help you to create such documents by adding both high-level and low-level details until the document is complete
    a framework for observing and playing with the reality of software; it's a foundation for building tools to do tracing, sandboxing, and many other things
  • Sunbeam and moonshine
    Sunbeam and moonshine are a KDE kicker panel applet and application pair that are intended to be used (together or in isolation) as an alternative to the current kicker panel.
  • supermount
    supermount is a set of patches to recode the existing supermount for the 2.0 kernel to 2.2.
  • SWFTools
    SWF Tools is a collection of SWF manipulation and creation utilities released under the GPL.
  • Syscriptor
    a little script/program that displays information about your hardware
  • SysFunc
    SysFunc is a shell library primarily intended for Unix sysadmins. It provides a set of portable shell functions.
  • Task Crunsher
    Task crunsher is a simple tool to use MPI to execute multiple command line tasks in parallel. It is based on the master worker scheme.
  • task spooler
    task spooler is a Unix batch system where the tasks spooled run one after the other. Each user in each system has his own job queue. The tasks are run in the correct context (that of enqueue) from any shell/process, and its output/results can be easily watched.
  • Tcharge
    Tcharge is an X program for watching the time a telephone connection is up and to have an eye on the charges to be paid for the connection.
  • Termdebug
    Termdebug is a set of utilities to record and replay the input and output of terminal programs. Its main goal is to aid in developing and debugging terminal programs.
  • is a ticker that designed in the dockapp that is supported by X window managers such as Window Maker, AfterStep, BlackBox, and Enlightenment.
  • tile
    tile tiles windows on the desktop (vertically or horizontally). It has been tested with the Motif Window Manager.
  • tktz
    tktz will help you to guess the current time in another country. It reads special timezone description files and shows you a list of the countries and zone name for each entry.
  • transset-df
    transset-df is a heavily patched version of xorg's transset. It is used to set the transparency of windows in X with the xcomposite extension. It adds several command line options to make it easier to use directly, bound to hot keys in your window manager, or through scripts. These include the ability to select a window by window ID.
  • Transtalo
    an automatic translator for UNIX systems. The source language is independend on the destianation language (and vice versa), because there are different input and output modules for all supported languages
  • trash-cli
    trash-cli is a command line interface to the trashcan. It implements the trash specification. For each trashed file, it will remember the name, original path, date of deletion, and permissions. It interoperates with KDE Trash, and is CLI compatible with the rm command.
  • Ubuntu Customization Kit
    Ubuntu Customization Kit is a tool that helps you to customize official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. You can add any package to the live system, including language packs and applications.
  • ucsd-psystem-fs
    The ucsd-psyste-fs package allows you to mount UCSD p-System filesystem disk images as Linux file systems. It is a implemented in user space, using the FUSE library and module. The ucsd-psystem-fs package also includes several other tools for manipulating UCSD p-System disk images.
  • ufs2tools
    a program for accessing ufs2 partitions from windows
    UIF2ISO is a command line tool for converting UIF files (Universal Image Format, used by MagicISO) to ISO.
  • UnHash
    UnHash is a program that tries to find a collision in a given hash. The hash can be either MD5 or SHA1, and the program will auto-detect which one is given.
  • uniread
    adds full readline support (command editing, history, etc.) to any existing interactive command-line program. Common examples are Oracle's sqlplus or jython. uniread will work on any POSIX platform with Perl
  • Unison
    a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other
  • usb-mount
    a desktop user interface to USB-storage (Linux 2.4 and 2.6)
  • UTMP Jeber
    UTMP Jeber is a small tool which prints broken entries found in UTMP. It has a few various methods of process analysis, which you can select using command line arguments. It optionally removes broken entries.
  • uxdstools
    uxdstools is a set of Unix directory service tools. It is a suite of command tools to administer POSIX user and group accounts in an LDAP directory. It is similar in spirit to the useradd/mod/del tools found on Linux and Solaris, the pw tools on BSD, the mk|ch|rmuser/group tools on AIX, etc. However, instead of manipulating local accounts, uxdstools manages POSIX-type accounts that can be found in LDAP directory services installations, namely those with posixAccount and posixGroup attributes.
  • vidma
    vidma is a utility for manipulating virtual disk images. It currently supports the resize operation and the VDI (Virtual Disk Image) format.
  • viewglob
    a utility which supervises your X terminal shell activity and tracks the glob and expansion data in a display showing the file layout of relevant directories
  • Visuel Hexdiff
    a curses-based application designed to make it easy to visually detect the differences between two binary files
  • vxtools
    tools for accessing Veritas Journaled FileSystem (VxFS)
  • webgrep
    webgrep is a set of small programs for the web-master. blnkcheck is a utility to check for broken links in web-pages. blnkcheck is very fast and checks only relative links but together with httpcheck it can also check for dead absolute links of protocol type http. httpcheck is a perl script that checks for the existence of a web-page by issuing a HEAD request to the web-server.
  • webnotify
    Webnotify is a console program that is able to check for specific Web site changes, and run a user-selectable program when some site change is detected.
  • wmcliphist
    a clipboard history dockable application for Window Maker. wmcliphist keeps history of clipboard operations and allows you to put previously copied items back to clipboard for pasting to other applications
  • wtmpClean
    wtmpClean is a tool for Unix that permits you to erase unwanted information from the system wtmp database.
  • X Video Explorer
    X Video Explorer automates calculations for generating XFree86 video modelines. This program is meant for the rare cases where you don't already have a functioning modeline that can be tweaked with xvidtune or kvideogen or the like.
  • xbrightness
    xbrightness sets the overall brightness of a monitor via the XFree86 X server video mode extension.
  • xcalib
    xcalib is a tiny monitor calibration loader for XFree86 (or and MS-Windows.
  • xdelimitarea
    xdelimitarea is an X Windows program that provides a non-intrusive way of finding out the location (with respect to the root window) and dimensions of an arbitrary rectangular area on a computer screen. This tool might be helpful for GUI or Web designers.
  • XevdevServer
    XevdevServer is a program that uses the Linux evdev interface to capture events from specific mouse and keyboard devices. It then translates these events and sends them to an X display using the XTEST extension. It can be helpful in a multi-seat X configuration.
  • Xffm-icons
    Xffm-icons allows you to change icons associated to MIME types shown in the xffm file manager, regardless of the icon naming scheme of the icon theme to which the icons belong. You can also create your own icon themes for the file manager by selecting your own icons.
  • xgestures
    xgestures is a gesture recognition program for X11 desktops. One may use it to perform various operations like minimizing and killing windows, executing custom commands, etc.
  • xirw
    a Qt-based X-application that shows you which commands are received by lirc
  • xlab
    a tool to automate any X application, by recording and playing back X events
  • xlayout
    xlayout is a terminal-based utility to get and set information about X11 windows and the pointer. It's designed to be easily integrated into bash shell scripts and takes advantage of the X11 protocol to allow it to access remote X11 desktops.
  • Xmerge
    merges two windows, creating a new window, with two
  • xsetgamma
    xsetgamma is a small tool written to change X11 display gamma values and to manipulate XV attributes.
  • xurgency
    Xurgency is a terminal/console application for the Gnome Desktop to inform the user by flashing the taskbar if a process like emerge, make, wget, or updatedb is ready. For your convenience, ready-made 'Emerge', 'Make', 'Wget', and 'Updatedb' scripts are provided, but it will work with all console programs.
  • xwarppointer
    xwarppointer is a very small utility to control the X cursor or report its position from the command line.
  • xwinmanip
    xwinmanip is a command-line tool to manipulate X11 windows which allows scripts to change the state of their enclosing window or other known windows.
  • xxgamma
    xxgamma is an Gtk2-Perl based GUI for xgamma which allows you to load, modify and store multiple gamma correction profiles for XFree86 and
  • yaf-splash
    pops up a window of text, auto-sized and centered on the screen, that is dismissed when you click on it, rather like xmessage. Unlike xmessage, it lacks buttons and other window manager cruft, can appear transparent via the SHAPE extension, or overlays if your xserver supports them, and has a bunch of other configuration options to tart it up with
  • yeahconsole
    turns an xterm into a gamelike console. This means it will slide down from top of your screen if you hit a shortcut key
  • Yum Repo Sync
    This shell script automatically downloads and synchronizes a Fedora Core repository with a local yum repository. There are already configurations for FC3, FC4, and FC5 which only need to be activated.
  • Zerotools
    Zerotools are a set of tools to aid keeping virtual disks clean by filling binary zero to those regions which are no longer in "use". This is done on-the-fly or manually, depending on which tool suits the needs best.
  • zxcvbn
    zxcvbn is a password strength estimator inspired by password crackers. Through pattern matching and conservative entropy calculations, it recognizes and weighs 10k common passwords, common names and surnames according to US census data, popular English words, and other common patterns like dates, repeats (aaa), sequences (abcd), keyboard patterns (qwertyuiop), and l33t speak.

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